On 8th January the First Minister announced an extension of COVID alert level 4 for a further 3 weeks. This means that the current restrictions at our Discovery Gateways and other parks and green spaces will remain in place and the activities planned for the VRP Guardians will not go ahead at least until the next Government review.
Most of the outdoor green spaces remain open and have provided many of us with the opportunity to get outside for exercise. Exercise is important for physical and mental health and we are fortunate in the Valleys that these green spaces are close to our homes so we are able to use them while adhering to the requirement for exercise to start and finish at home.
If you are visiting one of the Discovery Gateways, please visit the venue’s own website and social media channels to check before you go as some facilities and activities within the parks may not be available. If you are using a local park or green space please follow the guidance, respect others and stay safe.
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