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Toilets, fast food vans and other amenities to open at DAERA-owned forest and country parks

'I am opening these facilities as a further step to aid recovery and to provide a more complete experience for people visiting these fantastic outdoor venues'

Toilets and fast food vans at Department of Agriculture-owned forest and country parks can begin the process of reopening from tomorrow (Monday).

Environment Minister Edwin Poots authorised the re-opening of amenities, which includes vans selling ice creams and drinks.

He said: “I have authorised the re-opening of toilet facilities and concession stands at DAERA-owned forest and country parks from this Monday.

“Toilets at many of our sites will open from Monday afternoon.

“Officials are working urgently to ensure those at remaining sites will reopen as soon as possible.”

“I am opening these facilities as a further step to aid recovery and to provide a more complete experience for people visiting these fantastic outdoor venues.

“In doing so, I would once again stress the need for visitors to use the facilities responsibly and continue to play their part in reducing Covid-19 risks for everyone.”

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