COUNTRY parks and heritage sites in Shropshire will remain open despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

The sites will remain for exercise, but Shropshire Council urge people to follow the government's guidance and stay at least two metres apart and do not congregate groups of more than two.

Visitors should only travel with people from their household to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and save lives.

And visitors should wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds when they return home and use hand sanitiser if soap and water are not available.

While the sites will remain open, car parks, play areas, public toilets and all other facilities at the sites will remain closed until further notice to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to stress the importance of social distancing.

The council strongly advise that you people should only visit sites in their immediate local area and avoid travelling to a countryside site by vehicle.

Residents should be staying in their home as much as they can and avoid social contact with people who do not live in their household wherever possible.

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To find a local country park or heritage site, visit the Shropshire's Great Outdoors website.