Preston 'Covid wardens' patrol city park as people flock to enjoy the spring weather

Preston City Council's so-called 'Covid wardens' were out and about monitoring park-goers as they enjoyed yesterday's fine weather.

By Andy Moffatt
Sunday, 7th March 2021, 12:15 pm

Avenham Park was busier than usual as temperatures reached double figures yesterday.

And many took advantage of the good weather to get out and enjoy the outdoors.

Authorities have urged people not to travel outside of their local area, unless it for work purposes, and a number of Covid wardens were seen monitoring park-goers.

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Covid wardens at Avenham Park

There is no suggestion restrictions were breached at the park over the weekend.

It comes as schools across the country are set to open on Monday.

And socialising in parks and public spaces with one other person will also be permitted from March 8.

A further easing of restrictions will take place on March 29 when the school Easter holidays begin – with larger groups of up to six people or two households allowed to gather in parks and gardens.

Cyclists enjoying the spring weather on Saturday
Avenham Park was busy for most of Saturday
Visitors to the park observed social distancing guidelines