Parks and outdoor recreational areas closed all around the city

The city’s parks and gardens have been closed as a prevention measure to contain the spread of COVID-19. Citizens will not be allowed to go to the beaches or to open-access parks.

16/03/2020 11:04 h

Ecologia Urbana

In line with recommendations from health authorities, and with the goal of limiting the spread of COVID-19, the city’s parks and gardens are now closed to the public.

The measure applies to the 148 parks with gates, as well as all open-access parks and gardens, which may not be used for recreational purposes and only for people to pass through. The use of children’s play areas is also prohibited.

Red flags are flying at the city’s beaches and access is prohibited. As from 16 March, all the city’s ornamental fountains have also stopped operating. Sewerage and lighting repair and monitoring services continue to operate.

In line with the decree on essential services, urgent tree surgery and basic maintenance of green spaces and children’s play areas will continue.  The disinfection programme for dog recreation areas remains unchanged.

To this end, changes have been made to the way work teams are organised and a shift system implemented to ensure service and, more importantly, the protection of workers from the Institute of Parks and Gardens through prevention measures stipulated by the health authorities.