Walsall Council has taken every step to inform and advise users of parks and open spaces of how to stay safe when using parks to exercise. Despite closing off play areas and displaying signs as reminders to all users we are continually getting reports of people and children accessing open spaces, borough play areas and outdoor gyms.
This a reminder that these facilities are closed, in line with national guidance and where possible they have been secured and padlocked.
Local residents must comply with the new measures introduced by the Prime Minister last night in the fight against Coronavirus. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.
On Friday the 20 March the Prime Minister announced steps to further reduce the amount of face to face contact that people have with each other through socialising. This step has been taken in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and a number of venues have been identified that include some operated by councils. In light of this most recent announcement Walsall Council has had to make the very difficult decision to implement additional restrictions on physically accessing services so as to limit risks to our customers and staff.
Joint statement on confirmed COVID-19 cases in Walsall Metropolitan Borough
Joint statement from the four Directors of Public Health for the Black Country:
Council health leads in the Black Country have moved to reassure members of the public that plans are in place in the event of a coronavirus outbreak in the region. So far there have been no confirmed cases in the Black Country, however Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton councils are working closely with the NHS, Public Health England and other emergency partners to ensure they are fully prepared for a case of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, being declared locally.