Services affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Active Lichfield and park events and activities - Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Active Lichfield and Getin2it sessions
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, with regret we are temporarily putting all of our Active Lichfield and Getin2it sessions on hold for the time being. This includes activities such as walking cricket, boxing, multi sports and more. Our monthly Active Lichfield cycle rides, which were set to start at the end of March, will also not be running until further notice
Beacon Park is still open but we have closed the play area. We have also cancelled our events that were set to take place to encourage social distancing. This includes the Mother’s Day Flower Making workshop, the Easter trail, Carrot Day and our Wellbeing Wonder Wander session. We are also temporarily putting our weekly and monthly sessions on hold, including our health walks, Countryside & Parks Conservation Group activities, and our Neaten & Natter and Event Volunteer sessions.
We have also closed the park's Ranger Station. This means our pay for play activities are temporarily unavailable, including the golf course.
There are a number of events and activities that were due to take place in Beacon Park, which are organised by others, that we understand have also been put on hold, such as the weekly Beacon Parkrun, the Cathedral to Castle Run and Lichfield Greenhill Bower. Please check the individual organiser’s website for more details.
We are sorry for any disappointment caused, but the safety of our participants and staff is our main priority. We are continuing to encourage everyone to follow Public Health England and NHS guidance and will be reviewing future events as the situation progresses.
Shorbutts Park fitness station
We have also cancelled the official opening of the new fitness station at Shortbutts Park, which was due to have taken place on 28 March 2020. The exercise station will still be installed. However, we will not be opening it the public as we do not want to encourage its use at this time.
It’s important that we all keep active for our health and wellbeing. From going for a walk to heading out for a ride, as long as you have no symptoms and do not live with anyone who has any symptoms, are well and follow social distancing guidelines, getting outside can really help with clearing your head and staying active. Read the government's latest guidance.