Home   News   New guidance issued on open spaces and public areas

New guidance issued on open spaces and public areas

Posted on 23 Mar 2020

We have become concerned about the large number of people who have been gathering in various locations across North Ayrshire.

Despite well-publicised guidance calling for social distancing, large numbers of people are continuing to gather in parks, seafronts and other locations.

As a result, officers at North Ayrshire Council has today (Monday, March 23) agreed that we will start the process to:

  • Close all playparks to prevent parents and children touching the same play equipment, as part of the effort to reduce the possibility of transmission of Coronavirus.
  • Close Largs seafront car park to discourage the large numbers of people who have disregarded advice to stay indoors and have gathered in the promenade area in large numbers.
  • Close all public toilets which remain under Council ownership.
  • Monitor usage of Eglinton Country Park and Irvine Beach Park with the decision on access remaining subject to review.

While we would encourage people to continue to exercise and go outside, this should be done in a safe manner which restricts the possibility of close contact with others.