Being outside is a fantastic way to reduce stress and stay active through difficult times. For this reason, ACT Government is working to keep parks, reserves and sportsgrounds open through the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are many amazing places to stay active in the ACT, like the Arboretum.
These areas have seen a significant increase in visitors in recent weeks, and we need your help to stay safe so we can continue to keep them open.
If you choose to use these spaces for exercise, make sure to:
Keep social gatherings to two people
Keep 1.5 metres from others
Practice good hygiene
Stay at home if you’re unwell
Seek alternative sites if a space is too crowded.
Across the ACT, only Namadgi National Park and Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Molonglo Reserve recreation area are closed.
Rangers are operating in the ACT parks and reserves as usual. If people are not complying with physical distancing measures, parks and reserves may need to be closed to support public safety.
It is also important to note that some ACT Government community facilities have been closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This includes public BBQs, campsites, dog parks, playgrounds, exercise stations and Visitor Information Centres have been closed across the ACT to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
For updates on reserve closures or to find a park or reserve near you, visit www.environment.act.gov.au
For more information on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 in public open spaces, visit https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/protecting-yourself-and-others/groups-and-gatherings