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Tennis courts reopen but playgrounds remain closed

13 May 2020

The Prime Minister has announced that people will be able to exercise as much as they like and also relax in parks as of today (Wednesday, May 13)

Gatherings are still not permitted, but people may meet one individual from outside of their household, provided they observe the 2 metre rule.

Playgrounds, outdoor gyms and games areas in Brent remain closed. However, on government advice, this does mean that bookings for select tennis courts will reopen from this week.

Residents can book a court for singles play only, unless all players are members of the same household, in which case doubles is permitted. Players are responsible for washing their hands before and after using the courts. To book visit: www.openplay.co.uk 

Tennis courts due to reopen:

-       Woodcock Park

-       Roe Green

-       Chelmsford Square

-       Preston Park

-       Alperton Open Space

-       King Edward VII, Wembley

The council is unable to reopen courts at Vale Farm, Eton Grove or Gladstone Park at this time.

Councillor Krupa Sheth, Lead Member for Environment, said: “Whilst these easing measures will come as a relief to many of us, we should be clear that these small steps do not mark the end of lockdown.

“It is still of the utmost importance that people stay home as much as possible, and that they observe social distancing when they do leave the house.

“I know this is hard, and I thank everyone who is doing their bit to fight this virus. We will continue to work with the police to deter those who are not following the rules by making sure we issue fines where appropriate.”