Latest coronavirus updates

Last updated: Tuesday 5 January at 8:30am

The Park is open to visitors, with the parklands and canal paths still accessible to all, seven days a week. The very latest Government guidance regarding the lockdown can be found here.

London's parks are important at this time to give people the space they need to exercise. The acres of open space are ideal for keeping active in the fresh air, while enjoying nature and the iconic surroundings.  

You can meet one other person outside of your household or support bubble for exercise only. Park users must follow social distancing guidelines to keep everyone safe.

The safety of our visitors is our top priority. Therefore, barbecues are not allowed at the Park due to the fire hazard. Please also keep dogs on a lead, unless signage states it's ok to remove the lead in areas of the north of the Park.

More information about the facilities and venues on the Park can be found below:

  • The ArcelorMittal Orbit is currently closed. You can still buy gift cards for the world’s longest tunnel slide! Vouchers are valid for 12 months, so there's no rush to book a date. Buy here.
  • All venues, including the London Aquatics Centre and the Copper Box Arena, are currently closed. Please visit the venues' websites for the latest information. To get in contact with the venues directly, you can find details here.
  • Restaurants, cafés and bars at the Park are closed, with some continuing to offer food takeaway and delivery services. Please check directly with each establishment for the latest information. 
  • Toilets are open 10am – 5pm and are located at The Podium near the ArcelorMittal Orbit and at the Timber Lodge. Please see a map here. There is an increased cleaning regime in place to ensure visitors are as safe as possible.
  • Play areas are open, with only some areas closed off. There is clear signage telling users to take precautions. The Waterworks Fountains in the south of the Park are switched off.
  • The outdoor gyms at the Park are closed.
  • Our Security team are continually monitoring the Park – if you need to get in contact to report an incident, please call 0300 2012 121.
  • Please check our What’s On page for the latest events information.

 

Read more about why parks are so important during these challenging times in our interview with Executive Director of Park Operations and Venues, Mark Camley. 

Here are some ways that you can help us to keep the Park as safe as possible:

  • Maintain social distancing at all times.
  • Only meet one other person for exercise.
  • Take any litter home with you – this reduces the need for frequent refuse collection and keeps our Park clean and tidy.
  • Do not bring a barbecue.
  • Keep your dog on a lead, unless signage states it's ok to remove the lead in areas of the north of the Park.
  • Car parking is very limited around the Park, so we encourage visitors to walk or cycle to the Park.

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