Parks, forests open for day visitors
|A small bit of good news for those who enjoy getting outside in our parks – most Parks Victoria parks across the state are now open for day visitors.
This comes after a number of parks were closed to visitors in early April, including Mt Arapiles and the Grampians.
Nine visitor sites remain closed, but none of these are in the wider Wimmera/Grampians region.
“Most of our parks, reserves and historic places are now open for day-use activities, provided that physical distancing of 1.5 metres between people and maximum of 10 people is observed at all times.
“Due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation, Parks Victoria staff will monitor visitation rates with the possibility of further changes to park closures, pending advice from health authorities.”
”Some restrictions have been cautiously eased to allow people to look after their own, and others’ health, wellbeing and social connection, however, the message remains clear: If you can stay at home – you must stay at home.”This slight easing of restrictions around access to parks comes alongside the cautious easing of some other restrictions from today, including:
- You can have up to five visitors to your home at any one time, in addition to those who normally live there.
- You may drive to another location for exercise, but you cannot gather in groups of more than 10 people at any one time.
- Camping is still prohibited - camspites remain closed.
- and of course, still exercise social distancing and good hygiene!