Cocooners get designated time in Dublin’s parks
Four Dublin Local Authorities earmark 1.30pm – 3.30pm as Cocooner Only times
Dublin’s four local authorities have come together to create a designated time for cocooners to wish to exercise in their local parks.
From tomorrow, Wednesday, May 6, a two-hour period between 1.30pm and 3.30pm will be reserved in all parks across Dublin city and county for people who are cocooning. This includes the Over-70s and medically vulnerable people.
Other park users are asked to consider using parks at other times so that those cocooning can have as much space and confidence in physical distancing as possible.
An Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Councillor Shay Brennan said
The COVID19 crisis brings with it many challenges and often we are having to face it by thinking differently. I fully support this innovative plan to allow Cocooners much needed dedicated space and time in the outdoors – allowing them the peace of mind that they can get their long-awaited fresh air and exercise in as safe an environment as possible.
The Chief Executive of Dún-Laoghaire-Rathdown Council, Philomena Poole, said
We are asking all other citizens to please take on board the request to leave this two-hour period for those who have been cocooning and to use the park at other times. It is extremely important that they can enjoy our parks and exercise in safety.”