Covid-19 Update 2 Dec 2020

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Therfield Heath Visitor UPDATE – 2 December 2020

With the announcement that from today we will be in Tier 2, we would ask all our visitors to take note of the following advice/restrictions. The Heath and Greens remain open for households, support bubbles and groups of no more than 6 to enjoy in line with the regulations and guidance.

Golf will restart on 2 December and have introduced appropriate regulations to play safely. It is important for those who have enjoyed exercising on the fairways to be aware of golfers and the resumption of golf.

Please be kind and respectful to fellow visitors – everyone needs to be able to enjoy the Heath safely.

Thank you for your co-operation,

The Conservators

Update on Facilities

Car Parks – For those who wish to travel to visit the Heath, the car parks remain open.  If one car park is full please use an alternative.  Please do park with consideration giving space to other visitors, and be patient.  We would ask you to not block any entrances or prevent access for emergency vehicles.  Please do not park outside the car park, or on any grass areas.

Bins – with the likely increase in visitors, there will be an increase in the amount of rubbish.  Please help us to keep the Commons clean and tidy at all times. Take your rubbish home with you wherever possible, and particularly if bins are full.  Please do not leave your litter at the side of the bins; it not only presents a risk to wildlife that lives on the Common, but also presents a health risk to other visitors.

Café – The Heath Café will be serving food and drink at reserved tables and via the takeaway Hatch.  For more information including opening times, menus and to book a table go to www.roystonheath.co.uk

Toilets – there are no public toilets nearby.

Sports – It is important for those who have enjoyed exercising on the fairways to be aware of golfers and the resumption of golf.  Please do what you can to help the Golf Club successfully operate in a ‘covid-19 secure’ way and especially socially distance from the marshals and greenkeeping staff.

Dogs – We remind dog owners that if you think your dog will not recall such that you may have to break social distancing to control your dog then it should be on lead.

Cycling – Cycling is not permitted on the Heath at any time.

Bylaws – Please remember there are a set of bylaws in place to protect the site and to keep visitors safe. Do please check these before you visit.  http://www.therfieldheath.org.uk/the-bye-laws/

In addition to what has already been mentioned, we would also draw your attention to the following:

Do not light barbeques or any form of fire. The ground may be wet but fires may still spread rapidly.

Do not fly any drones or model aircraft.

We thank everyone for using the Heath responsibly.

Thank you.