Norman Park (Hayes Lane entrance) car park temporarily closed to support Covid testing programme

Published Friday, 15 May 2020

A mobile coronavirus testing facility is again being established in the Norman Park car park accessible via Hayes Lane from tomorrow morning, Saturday 16 May.

Permission to use the car park has been given by the council in support the government’s testing programme, with the army testing facility in operation on Saturday and Sunday.  The same location has been used as a testing facility previously, with the park remaining open and only the car park being closed and used for testing. Suitable signage confirming the new arrangements will be erected as needed, with pedestrian access to the park remaining unchanged.

A Bromley Council spokesman said, “We all understand the need for testing as part of the way to tackle this nasty virus and we will continue to support the government testing work in this way and are pleased to make the car park available again to support the government’s testing programme.  In line with our previous commitment, we wanted to alert members of the public to what is going on and we thank them for their anticipated continued support and understanding.” 

The Leader continued, “Whilst Norman Park itself, in line with all our parks, remains very much open for exercise and whilst the Government guidance has recently been updated, which is surely a welcome sign, I would remind park visitors to please maintain their social distancing discipline.  It’s there for a very good reason as we know and we are getting there and must keep going.”

In addition to the temporary closure of the car park, the recycling banks in the car park are also temporarily out of use whilst the army operated mobile testing facility is in operation.

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Editor’s notes: Details about getting test for Coronavirus (COVID-19) are available on the Government website https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested#who-can-be-tested

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