Public places and facilities

Public toilets

To protect residents, all public toilets in the district have been closed. This is to ensure public safety. We will continue to monitor the situation and re-open them as soon as possible.

Leisure centres

Green Bank Leisure Centre and Etwall Leisure Centre are now closed in line with Government guidance.

Parks and open spaces

Following the new measures brought in by the Government on 23 March, people are now allowed to leave their home once a day for exercise. Our parks and open spaces remain open for exercise but all playgrounds, outdoor gyms, games areas, skate parks and picnic areas are closed. 

You must not meet anyone in the park you do not live with. Please make sure you sanitise or wash your hands thoroughly after visiting our parks.

Public toilets in the parks also remain closed.

Please remember:

  • Only use nearby parks
  • Don't travel to parks/open spaces in vehicles as this may mean you're unable to follow the social distancing rule
  • Don't meet others in the park

Community Centres/Town Hall

Following Government guidance on social distancing, we have taken the decision to close Stenson and Midway Community Centres and Swadlincote Town Hall. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes and will keep you updated.


Cemeteries in South Derbyshire are now open to the public following new Government guidance.

Please observe social distancing when you visit the cemetery – remain at least two metres from people not in your household at all times.

Note: we may have to temporarily close the cemetery to carry out maintenance or for a burial service however it will be re-opened again as soon as possible afterwards.