We are all fully aware that each and every one of us should be doing everything we can to reduce social interaction and minimize the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) over the coming weeks and months. It is, however, important to look after our mental well-being during this challenging time too.
Many of us are now working from home and are also juggling homeschooling our children. Those of us who have been identified as key workers are working under increased pressure and demand as we tackle this pandemic. And we are all facing uncertain times ahead. So what can we do to help ourselves through this? There is lots of advice from the UK Governement including:
It is also safe to go for a walk or exercise outdoors as long as you stay more than 2 metres away from others. Luckily there are lots of places across Warwickshire that allow you to do this! At present all Warwickshire’s Country Parks remain open although Visitor Centres and cafes are closed. For further information take a look at their website here. A number of the attractions included with the Explorer Pass have also kept their outside spaces open for people to enjoy. These are:
The grounds of Compton Verney are open 7 days a week from 10am – 6pm (last entry 4.30pm) for visitors to enjoy and explore safely. You can purchase a special Grounds Pass for £5 per adult which is valid for unlimited access until 30th April. Find out more here.
The Master’s Garden remains open for visitors to enjoy for free. The magnolia tree is in full bloom and looking radiant! It’s open Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm. Find out more here.
Hill Close Gardens in Warwick will remain open on weekdays from 11am – 3.30pm. Admission is free but donations are welcomed. The visitor centre and tea room will be closed. Find out more here
If you do decide to venture out and make the most of these beautiful places please do remember to keep your distance from others and practice good hygiene. And if you or anyone in your household has symptoms of coronavirus please stay at home. Click here for the latest official advice from the UK Government.