Following last night’s government statement, it is now clear that all parks courts in Brighton & Hove will be closed for the next three weeks, at least.
While people are allowed to enjoy an hour’s outdoor exercise a day, the government is keen to avoid any grouping of more than two people, indoors or outdoors.
Alongside the PM’s statement, the government released a document outlining in further detail what this means for parks tennis (and other activities), and the instruction is clear. They are ordering the courts to close. See details here:
Last week, the Government ordered certain businesses including pubs,cinemas and theatresto close. The Government is now extending this requirement to a further set of businesses and other venues, including:
● all non-essential retail stores-this will include clothing and electronics stores; hair, beauty and nail salons; and outdoor and indoor markets, excluding food markets.
● libraries, community centres, and youth centres.
● indoor and outdoor leisure facilities such as bowling alleys, arcades and soft play facilities.
● communal places within parks, such as playgrounds, sports courts and outdoor gyms