Amidst the chaos of the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak, The National Trust has announced that they would "where possible, open as many of its gardens and parks for free to help the nation fight the spread of the coronavirus."
The announcement comes in the wake of the Prime-Ministers call for 'social-distancing'. Indeed the National Trust offering free parking at many of its 200+ sites around the United Kingdom certainly allows people to put some distance between themselves and others.
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The National Trust has started however that all of their houses, cafes, and shops, would close by this Friday (20th March 2020).
Hillary McGrady - Director General of The National Trust - said this:
"The National Trust was founded 125 years ago for the benefit of the entire nation. We want to honour our mission – to enable people and nature to thrive. Over the coming weeks we will do all that we can to keep on providing public benefit through caring for places and giving people access wherever possible"
The full announcement from The National Trust can be read here.