Stay at home guidance on the use of Fife’s parks and open spaces

During this time of restrictions, it is important that we all stay active, for our physical health and mental wellbeing. We thought it would be helpful to provide some guidance around visiting Fife’s parks and open spaces.

Regularly getting out for some fresh air is an important element of this, but it is essential that we all practise good social distancing while outside. Your time spent outside exercising should ideally be done close to your home.

Across Fife, Council playpark equipment, including playground equipment, skate parks, multi-use games areas and astroturf pitches are currently closed. This is to reduce the potential of transferring the virus via surfaces and to discourage groups of young people congregating.

If you live close to a park, the open space is still available to you, but please do not allow children to play on any equipment.

You may find that car parks at Fife’s parks are restricted or out of bounds at times. This is to help us, and Police Scotland, ensure people are following the government’s guidance on social distancing. We’ll continue to work closely with the police and monitor the situation.

It’s understandable that people are keen to continue to enjoy Fife’s coast and countryside too. However, we’re also encouraging people to stay local and not travel unnecessarily. You may also find that core path access across the countryside is disrupted with many farmers keen to discourage people from walking through their yards and for walkers to keep a safe distance. For now, please observe these restrictions.

We ask that you comply with the national guidance. Protect yourself and others:

  • stay at home
  • only go outside for essential food, health and work reasons
  • stay 2 metres (6 feet) away from other people
  • wash your hands regularly
  • wash your hands as soon as you get home

Your help and understanding is essential at this challenging time. It is only by us all working together and following government advice, that we can defeat this, save lives and protect the NHS.