Issued 1 April, 2020
ANGUSalive is urging people not to travel to their country parks at Crombie, Monikie, Forfar Loch and Glen Doll, in order to follow government guidance and avoid crowding that puts social distancing at risk.
The country parks are closed to visitors until further notice, with car parks, toilets and playgrounds shut to the public, on top of existing closures of all ANGUSalive venues. The closure of car parks at the country park venues was an additional measure implemented last week after a high number of people had ignored official advice and were still travelling to visit. By closing the car parks, it’s putting the safety of all the community first.
Recreation outside is still very important for both our physical and mental health, particularly at this challenging time, so people should continue to exercise but please follow the advice issued by Government and spend time in the outdoors close to your home rather than travelling elsewhere.
A spokesperson for the charity said: “Please – for the sake of your own health, the health of your family and those around you – please stick to the guidance currently imposed by government. Stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives. To our visitors who will be disappointed that they are unable to join us, we will still be here in the months to come and ready to welcome you in good health when the time is right. It is really important that we do all we can to discourage travel, and ask people instead to stay local and observe social distancing as guided by the government.
“Those who live within the local communities of our Country Parks can still access the parks on foot to enjoy the outdoor surroundings, but remember the toilets and playgrounds are closed. Please also observe social distancing as guided by government.”