Coronavirus: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park issues social distancing reminder ahead of warmer weekend
- Credit: Archant
The organisation looking after Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is reminding people about the need for social distancing as temperatures look set to rise.
The mercury is forecast to rise to 20C (68F) this Sunday with the risk that more people self-isolating will head to Newham’s open spaces.
But the London Legacy Development Corporation has asked visitors to observe government guidelines to minimise the risk of spreading the coronavirus.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s director or park operations and venues, Mark Camley, said: “Keeping the park open relies on all of us doing our part.
“Be aware of other visitors, particularly if you are running or cycling, and follow social distancing – keeping two metres apart from those around you.
You may also want to watch:
“If you’re walking your dog, remember to keep it on a lead, and don’t use the park for anything other than a short, daily visit for exercise.”
While the site’s playgrounds and outdoor gyms have been fenced off, the park has plenty of wide open spaces with security staff and gardeners doing essential upkeep.
- 1 Newham to start weekly recycling collections
- 2 Anonymous tip off could hold key to murder of Sami Sidhom three years later
- 3 Town hall chiefs back £3m purchase of Plaistow property for rough sleeper centre
- 4 Ex-student who got MIT scholarship sets up tutor business to help others
- 5 'Council houses now': Protesters stage action over empty homes
- 6 Police officer jailed for GBH after injuring man in Forest Gate
- 7 Santino Dymiter murder: Teens given life terms for 'savage' gang killing
- 8 Jailed: Newham men who raped and robbed women in Hackney home
- 9 Operose: Addressing 'understandable' concerns over GP takeover
- 10 Recognising the importance of crossing thresholds as lockdown eases
However, Mark added that at this time, people are asked not visit unless they are able to walk or cycle to the park.