There are still restrictions in place, but you can get outdoors as often as you like, drive to open spaces and meet up in groups of up to six people who aren’t members of your household outside or in a private garden. If you live alone or if your household has just one adult, you can form a ‘support bubble’ with another household and socialise outdoors or indoors with them. Outdoors: you can socialise with more than six people, but only if they’re all from two households or support bubbles. Indoors: you can’t socialise in groups of more than two households and that includes at home or in places like pubs and restaurants. You need to stick to the two metre rule with anyone who isn’t part of your household or your support bubble. There’s more information about the government advice here.
Playgrounds have reopened and facilities like multi use outdoor sports courts and tennis courts are open. A lot of Compass Card Partners with open space are open too, including Weald and Downland Living Museum near Chichester, Bocketts Farm, Borde Hill Gardens, Tilgate Nature Centre, Godstone Farm, Marwell Zoo, Paradise Park and Sussex Prairie Garden. Find details on our free app or our website offers page. Bear in mind things are changing very quickly, so do check with the venue before you set off if you’re unsure of anything. If you spot anything we’ve missed, we want to hear from you – email the Compass Team here or direct message us on Facebook.
The National Trust is gradually opening its gardens and parklands at places where social distancing rules can be observed and you’ll need to book entry in advance as well as booking car parking in advance in some places. Find out more here. Sussex Wildlife Trust’s reserves across the county are open, although some council-owned car parks on the sites remain closed, along with visitor centres, information offices, bird hides and toilet facilities. The trust is providing regular updates on its Facebook page and there are lots of nature-based activities here if you’re staying in.
If you’re not familiar with local parks, click this link for more information about spaces in Brighton & Hove, this link for East Sussex and this link for information about spaces in West Sussex.