Parks update during Covid-19 pandemic
Ireland's public parks and gardens continue to remain largely open for now but government and health service guidelines are to be strictly followed.
25 March 2020
As of today, March 25, Ireland’s public parks and gardens continue to remain largely open but government and health service guidelines are to be strictly followed.
“Our open spaces continue to offer relief from confinement and routine especially now, at the beginning of spring, as nature is beginning to leap into life”, said Robert Moss, Green Flag Award for Parks manager at An Taisce.
Moss reiterated the importance of social distancing: “Please follow the government guidelines on social distancing when visiting parks, while awkward at times, these measures could save lives in the weeks ahead. Stay at home if you are sick to help stop the spread of whatever infection you may have.
“Many playgrounds, visitor centres, and toilets are temporarily closed to ensure social distancing, but most parks are still open and offer many enjoyable activities that can comply with government advice in this respect.”
You can view these guidelines here. We will continue to update as the situation progresses.
Air Corps air ambulances at Kilmainham Park
Moss also managed to capture the Irish Air Corps Agusta Westland AW139 aircraft using the Royal Hospital Kilmainham Park to transport patients from around Ireland to central Dublin on Wednesday, March 25.
“The park was full of people walking and jogging in the warm evening sunshine. An area had to be cleared by ground staff. Guards were in attendance from Kilmainham Garda Station. An ambulance whose crew were wearing full protective face masks arrived to meet the helicopter immediately after it landed.”, said Moss.