Coronavirus update

Salford City Council has taken the difficult decision not to accept events applications for large gatherings, events and festivals (including funfairs) on land managed by the city for the foreseeable future. An exception has been made for street markets.

Applications from our partners or Salford based organisations for smaller events or gatherings in our parks are still being considered via the event application process, and must have COVID-19 secure event plans in place.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): parks and green spaces

All outdoor facilities within Salford City Council managed parks and greenspaces are now open for you to enjoy in line with government guidelines. Our priority is to keep the parks open and safe and we are doing everything we can to ensure this is the case.

Scientific advice suggest that the COVID-19 virus can survive for up to several days on some hard surfaces. The risks are reduced when outdoors, where surface may be subject to UV light and / or rain. Whilst all possible practical measures have been put in place the user of any equipment does so at their own choice and risk.

Our play areas and outdoor gyms are inspected weekly for any wear and tear or damage and the bins are emptied regularly. All play facilities were fully cleansed before opening.

To help maintain a safe distance we will not be replacing all pieces of equipment such as swings and some items may be out of use.

Don’t go to a park if you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). Stay at home and self-isolate.

Guidance for using park facilities:

  • Please use bins provided or take litter home
  • To stay safe keep your distance from people outside your household
  • Use hand wipes or hand sanitiser before, during and after using equipment
  • Do not touch your face when using the equipment
  • One family member to accompany one child
  • Limit your time on anyone item of equipment so that everyone can enjoy
  • Please be patient
  • If the area is busy stay away
  • Dispose of your rubbish responsibly or take it home.

If you notice any damage or issues in the park please report it.

We thank you for your support and for following the guidelines.

This page was last updated on 22 July 2020

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