Covid 19 Alert Level 4 – where can I walk

Under Covid 19 Alert Level 4 restrictions you are permitted to leave your house to go for a walk, or exercise and enjoy nature, but must stay close to home and maintain the 2 metre distance from people not in your self isolation bubble.

Paul Devlin, Christchurch City Council Regional Parks Head Ranger has informed “Everyone must stay home and stop interactions with others outside of your households if this is to work. We need everyone to observe these requirements to protect us all and slow down the spread of the virus.

Currently our parks and reserves are open for people to exercise in with a few exceptions.  All carparks into park areas are to be closed, with pedestrian access only into parks.  All toilets and drinking fountains are to be closed.  All community facilities and halls are closed and all campgrounds on the peninsula are closed.

People are expected to be complying with physical distance protocols and not travel far to use park areas.

The only permitted activities are walking/running or riding for daily exercise, not carrying out maintenance work on grounds or facilities. There are to be no volunteer activities within parks or facilities.”

So stick to your local area, and walk or bike from home if you can.  To find walks on the Port Hills and Banks Peninsula near where you live see our Banks Peninsula Walks website.