Singapore Parks & Nature Reserves Carparks & Some Spaces Closed To Public As Part Of ‘Circuit Breaker’
On Tuesday (21 Apr), PM Lee announced an extension of the ‘Circuit Breaker’ and stricter measures to ensure Covid-19 is kept in check.
Citizens are now encouraged to stay home as much as possible and go out alone, even if its for exercise.
In what seems like an effort to further clamp down on exercising crowds, NParks has closed parts of gardens and nature reserves and their nearby carparks.
This means that those driving to exercise might face potential parking difficulties and lack access to familiar exercising areas.
Parks are now closing certain areas
A notice was posted on the NParks website on Tuesday (21 Apr) listing the closure of certain parts of gardens, parks and nature reserves.
Hot spring stations at the recently re-opened Sembawang Hot Spring Park are closed, while the floral walk remains accessible. Iconic spots in the Botanic Gardens like the National Orchid Garden is not opened to the public as well.
You can refer to the full list here:
These measures are expected to last from 20 Apr till 4 May, as of 22 Apr. Certain F&B outlets are however still providing takeaway options for hungry runners.
Carparks nearby are unavailable
Those who are still visiting these parks for occasional runs should also take note that carparks catered to gardens and nature reserves are closed.
This means driving to the exercise spot you frequent might now be a greater hassle.
With playgrounds, fitness corners and beaches shut down as well, Singaporeans can consider running around their neighbourhood instead.
Work out at home
Though we might find a sense of liberation from leaving our house for daily runs, staying at home is still a better option to ensure our ‘Circuit Breaker’ is effective.
With an exercising mat and YouTube, we can still get a good sweat right from the comfort of our homes.
If you really do have to exercise outside, remember to do it alone and practice adequate social distancing.
Featured image adapted from NParks.
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