Hundreds of giant white hearts have been painted onto parks in Bristol to keep people at least two metres apart and help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Now that the UK’s lockdown rules are easing slightly
Now that the UK’s lockdown rules are easing slightly, with the opening of hairdressers, pubs and cinemas, we are still being urged to be aware of our surrounding, and continue to follow all of the rules to help prevent further spread of the Coronavirus.
But as the weather is set to improve in the coming days, councils in Bristol have come up with a genius and lovely idea to help encourage social distancing in their parks, creating socially-distanced hearts on the grass.
The paint that UPFEST Gallery used, and are using, is eco-friendly chalk spray. It will grow out over the summer and slowly disappear after several cuts of the grass.
374 large white hearts are being applied in Bristol this week
The 374 large white hearts are being applied to Queen’s Square, Castle Park and College Green in Bristol this week.
The hearts -which are painted on the grass – are approximately 3m wide with at least 2m distance between them to try to encourage people to maintain a safe distance while using outdoor spaces.
They are part of #BristolTogether, an initiative by businesses and leaders in the city as it safely reopens with the easing of lockdown restrictions.
A team of artists from Upfest – Europe’s largest graffiti festival – began spraying the hearts on the grass on Tuesday morning. The paint that UPFEST Gallery used, and are using, is eco-friendly chalk spray. It will grow out over the summer and slowly disappear after several cuts of the grass
“We’re inviting Bristol to work together to help us recover quickly from the effects of lockdown
The hearts are approximately three metres wide with at least two metres between them to encourage social distancing.
Keith Rundle, operations director at Bristol City Centre’s Business Improvement District (BID) team, said: “Since lockdown we have been consulting throughout the city in a joint effort to reopen Bristol safely.
“This will be an ongoing process which helps workers return to their workplaces, as well as helping retailers, leisure and hospitality businesses to give confidence to their customers.
“We wanted to remind everyone that we have amazing green spaces right in the heart of the city which makes it the perfect place to meet outdoors while also supporting the city’s economy.
“We’re inviting Bristol to work together to help us recover quickly from the effects of lockdown, but also to help protect each other while still enjoying what our city has to offer.
“These hearts are the first of our initiatives with more to follow in the coming weeks and months.”
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