Coronavirus - Parks, playgrounds and Public Rights of Way

The Council has closed all parks and playgrounds in Caerphilly county borough.

Caerphilly, along with many other councils across Wales, has taken the decision, in the interests of public health, to close the enclosed children’s play areas, MUGAs, skate parks, municipal and country parks which it is responsible for with immediate effect (23 March) until further notice.

This tough decision follows guidance from the UK and Welsh Government to ensure social distancing, limit the spread of coronavirus and to protect our residents, especially those who are vulnerable. 

Residents are being urged to co-operate with these closures and not attempt to enter these spaces.

Public Rights of Way

Caerphilly County Borough Council's Public Rights of Way network remains open for the public to use. This will remain under review and may change if areas are identified where groups of people are congregating and actively ignoring measures set out by the Government.

We ask that all members of the public follow the requirements for social distancing and utilise their local routes rather then travel to the countryside unnecessarily. Many footpaths and bridleways cross private land, working farms and in some cases are close to private homes. Please keep to the paths, keep your distance from landowners and continue to follow the restrictions and measures which are in place to protect you and others.

We wiill be monitoring the situation, and if paths need to be closed, all path closure notices will be published online and notices posted on site under The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Closure of Leisure Businesses, Footpaths and Access Land) (Wales) Regulations 2020.