COVID-19 update

14.09.20 Update

The latest government guidance states that from Monday 14th September, you must not meet with people from other households socially in groups of more than 6. This applies indoors and outdoors, including private homes and gardens.

You should go to work if it is safe to do so, limit contact with other people by social distancing (2 metres where possible) and continuing to wash your hands regularly.

Face coverings will be required in shops and supermarkets. People are being strongly encouraged to wear a face covering in enclosed spaces where there are people whom you would not normally come into contact with.

Even though the season is changing and the weather will start to cool down soon, Explore Kent would encourage everyone to stay active and maintain their connection to the outdoors – both of which are important to our physical and mental wellbeing during these stressful and uncertain times. To do this we suggest:

  • Using the Explore Kent activity map to find local parks and open spaces across Kent.
  • Using the Public Rights of Way Map to find walking and cycling routes near to you for work or leisure.
  • Go outside for exercise and maintain your usual exercise routine but avoid travelling to busy areas.
  • Stay at least 2m from other people. Please be considerate and maintain distance when using Public Rights of Way close to people’s homes and gardens.
  • Wash your hands when you get home from being outside and as often as possible additionally using hand sanitiser if available.

Please note that all nine Kent Country Parks are now open, but there is limited parking and a high number of visitors so if you would like to visit we recommend that you go later in the afternoon or evening. For your safety, visitor centres, play areas and trim trials remain closed but you are free to explore and enjoy the natural play elements, such as fallen tree trunks, in the parks. Limited cafe facilities are available on a takeaway basis.

Continue to look out for each other and stay safe,

The Explore Kent Team

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