CHESHIRE East Council has closed its play areas during the coronavirus pandemic.

A spokesman said: “The parks and green open spaces will remain open for daily exercise but the council urges residents to stick to the latest government instructions.

"Social distancing guidelines must be followed. These open areas can be used once daily by people on their own or with members of their household for a run, walk or a cycle.

"Groups of more than two people will be dispersed. People should keep at least two metres apart.

"Where we are unable to guarantee the safety of visitors, due to people not observing the strict social distancing requirements and play area equipment closures, we will close entire park sites.”