greenspace scotland and the National Lottery Heritage Fund are working together with the Scottish Park Managers Forum to develop advice on managing parks and greenspaces during Covid-19. This will bring together guidance and advice from a range of sources to help managers of parks and greenspaces to plan for and manage the temporary adaptations and interventions that are needed as we move through the stages of Scotland’s Route Map.

Our parks and greenspaces have been a lifeline for many during lockdown, particularly for people who don't have access to a garden. Greenspaces have given us vital space for play and exercise; they've been our breathing spaces and kept us in touch with neighbours and friends, albeit at a distance. Government recognised the importance of parks and greenspaces, requesting they remain open for public access to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, recognising their vital role for physical activity and wellbeing.

The guide is being developed from advice first prepared in England by CFP for the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Scottish Government’s Safer Public Spaces for Scotland guidance. It draws on technical input, advice and experience from greenspace managers.

We're looking to include examples and case studies from across Scotland, so if you've got any practical, policy or operational examples of how you've managed parks and greenspaces during covid-19 please email them to us.

We expect to publish the guide in mid-July. Look out for further info on our website and social media

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