Nature in a pandemic (media release, 14th April 2020)

14 April 2020

CITIES GRAPPLING WITH HOW TO BALANCE SAFETY WITH COMMUNITY NEEDS

GREENER SPACES BETTER PLACES – MEDIA RELEASE, 14 APRIL 2020

As cities around Australia continue to enact high levels of restrictions1 for community movement during the COVID-19 pandemic, experts from urban greening initiative Greener Spaces Better Places have come together to impress the importance of following government guidelines of physical distancing to safely use green and open spaces -  critical for mental health and wellbeing during a time of increased community stress2.

Download the media release here.

[1] As of Friday 3 April, exercise as a reason for leaving the house is permitted in most states and territories. Latest here.

[2] WHO announcement, 18 March 2020 accessible here.