March 24, 2020
UPDATE (13/05/2020): https://www.skateparks.co.uk/news/coronavirus-some-skateparks-set-to-reopen/
Skateboard England are advising that all skateparks in the UK are now closed. This follows a statement from the UK government that all indoor and outdoor leisure facilities have closed. Using a skatepark could result in police dispersion and a fine.
Whilst this may seem drastic, we all need to be doing our bit to stop the virus spreading and not putting additional pressure on the NHS with skating-related injuries!
The Skateparks Project is all about promoting the use of skateparks, but when I walked past my local this morning there were far too many people close together. So please do your bit and stay home.
Posted on Skateboard England’s website:
Following the government announcement, we are advising:
All skateparks are now CLOSED and should not be used
Stay active alone and at home
Continue to wash your hands regularly
If you do wish to use your daily exercise time to skate:
Skate Alone // DO NOT use skateparks or shared public spaces // Keep it mellow
Now is not the time to attempt a trick down a 10-set rail – Our NHS is under enough pressure.
Stay At Home. Protect the NHS. Save Lives.
Guidance at gov.uk
Please see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others for full guidance and confirmation that indoor and outdoor leisure spaces and communal areas are closed.
Stay safe and please remember that when this is all over your local skateparks and shops will need your support more than ever!
– Alex and The Skateparks Project team