Skewen Park is open with safety measures in place

Skewen Park is open with safety measures in place

Based on current Welsh Government guidance, the children’s playground areas, skate park, multi-use games area and artificial turf pitch in Skewen Park are open but it is important that people from different households are not mixing and that too many people are in the area at any one time and the public need to ensure their own hygiene practices.

The toilet facilities are open to the public, but it is important to note that the Council are not cleaning the toilets after every use so the public need to take their own hygiene actions to ensure their safety.

Visitors to the open park will be requested to stick closely to social distancing measures. Signs reminding park users of safety precautions will be placed on all access gates and visitors will be reminded of the need for hand washing/sanitising before and after visiting and to refrain from touching surfaces likely to have been touched by others.

Current guidance for parks is that benches should be removed but this would be impractical as benches are bedded in concrete, so our park users are being asked not to use benches.

Due to staff shortages because of staff isolating due to Covid 19, Skewen Park will open by 8.15am and the park gates will be closed at dusk daily (please see time board on the Memorial Hall by the office door to get the time of closure as it will change week by week).  It is important that you co-operate with the Park Attendant if you are asked to leave.  Please ensure you allow yourself enough time to leave during your chosen gate. 

Additionally, the Council is requesting that all dogs remain on leads throughout Skewen Park to prevent the inadvertent breaking of social distancing by owners.

Residents are asked to follow Welsh Government guidance which emphasises the importance of exercising locally to where people live, generally within a five-mile radius and not to travel to parks outside of the five-mile guidance at this time.

The Town Council is pleased to be able to re-open Skewen Park but would ask that everyone continues to play their part and abide by all of the rules so that we can keep the park open for the public and prevent the spread the Covid 19.  With this in mind, it is also important that we continue in the national fight against coronavirus by continuing to observe social distancing when exercising in Skewen Park so that visiting it is a good experience for everyone.