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 who 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.

Lord Mayor of Dublin Tom Brabazon said “I welcome this new initiative by Dublin’s four local authorities to give older people the long awaited opportunity to exercise in their local park. I would encourage all Dubliners to allow the people that have been cocooning in their community for the last number of weeks the chance to enjoy using their park safely during this dedicated two - hour period every day.”

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