Covid fine warning as people spotted at skate park

Police have warned that people could face a Covid fine for using a closed skate park in Sherford.

Charles Cross Police Team took to Twitter to reveal officers had received multiple reports of people using the park, which has been blocked off to members of the public.

People were seen using the newly-opened skate park, which closed to the community “in adherence with Government guidelines and in consideration of the safety of those living in Sherford”.

Police warned that anyone who enters the closed site could end up with a fine for breaking the rules.

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Charles Cross Police Team tweeted: “The local team have received reports of individuals using the Sherford skate park today. Sadly, its closed and going in may result in Covid fines. Stay safe and please- follow the rules.”

Sherford SKATEPARK is closed
(Image: Charles Cross Police Team/Twitter)

The Sherford website states that while public outdoor places and playgrounds are allowed to remain in use for exercise, “most outdoor sports facilities are not”.

“Additionally, rules state individuals must keep two metres apart from anyone not in their household, ensure minimal time outside the home, and refrain from meeting socially (unless they are part of an individual’s household or support bubble,” it adds.

“Closing the skate park and multi-use games area will help families follow the rules and stay safe.”

It comes as many people have reported that Central Park skate park has been busy in recent weeks.

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Plymouth City Council asks that anyone visiting its parks and facilities uses hand sanitiser before and after, as well as thinking about how long you stay.

Tennis Courts remain closed.

“All our parks and play parks remain open,” a PCC spokesperson said.

“If you visit a play area please use hand sanitiser before and after and think about how you long you stay, to give everyone a chance to use it safely. Please don’t use play areas if you or your child aren’t feeling very well.

“In Central Park, the skate park will remain open and the Meadow Café will serve takeaways ONLY.”

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