21 March 2020
Grangemouth Golf Course and The Helix Park, Muiravonside Country Park, Callendar Park and Kinneil Estate.
Falkirk Community Trust (FCT) decided to suspend all of its services from 18 March 2020 after advice from the Scottish Government and Public Health Scotland to help support their aims of reducing social contact designed to limit the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). We now have an update on how this impacts access to Grangemouth Golf Course and our Parks. While we understand the benefits of being out in the fresh air, the W.H.O and national Government have advised against non-essential contact involving a sizeable and flowing crowd, to minimise social contact. They have also stated that playing sports in the open air with family and a few known friends should be done, but with caution. The health of our community is vital, so if you choose to visit Grangemouth Golf Course or any of our Parks (see above) during this time, we would ask that you be mindful of the current guidelines relating to social distancing and hand washing, please see here.
Grangemouth Golf Course: We have taken steps to reduce infection opportunities wherever possible to avoid having to touch items of equipment, flags, bunker rakes on your game of golf, as your health and well-being is considered more important to us. Similarly, we are unable to open the associated changing areas and toilets. We also ask that you adhere to the recent guidelines from the Scottish Golf Union about social distancing aspects
The Helix Park, Muiravonside Country Park, Callendar Park, Kinneil Estate: We have taken steps to reduce infection opportunities wherever possible to avoid having to touch items of equipment as your health and well-being is considered more important to us. We will continue to empty the bins and monitor the parks' usage and will lock access gates during the evenings and whenever we feel it necessary to do so. We are uncertain, however, how long we will be in a position to do so as the health and well-being of our staff is vital. Please note the Etna road roundabout main entrance to the Park is now closed, however, The Falkirk Stadium carparks remain open.
We will continue to monitor Government advice and respond as necessary and post regular updates here. Please enjoy the fresh air and opportunity to take some exercise however please help your local community by acting responsibly at this particular time. Thank you.