Councils are doing all they can to keep parks open for daily exercise, but are urging Londoners with a garden to stay home this weekend to limit the spread of coronavirus.
The advice comes as warm weather is expected on Good Friday and Easter Saturday.
Cllr Danny Thorpe, London Councils’ Executive Member for Crime and Public Protection, said:
“London has some of the world’s greatest open spaces, which are incredibly important for many residents without access to a garden or balcony.
“Councils in London are working hard with their partners to keep parks open because we know how much they benefit health and wellbeing, but people have to do their bit to protect others from coronavirus. Staying at home will save lives.
“While the weather is expected to be warm this weekend, we’re urging people who are using parks and other open spaces for their daily exercise to stay as local as possible, avoid gathering in groups and keep at least two metres apart from others. Only use your local park once a day to walk, run or cycle.”