Ilam Fields are private grounds and for the safety of our community, the University decided to close them for any type of training or recreation during the Alert Level 4 lockdown.
While we allow persons to cross the fields (walking or running) during daily exercise, we are actively discouraging members of the University community and local residents from using the space for any other purpose.
Please do not be offended if UC Security ask you to move along – these actions allow the team to reduce the chance of community transfer of the COVID-19 virus.
To date, UC Security have had to remove a number of groups training in a number of different sports from the fields, as they are in breach of the Alert Level 4 / Lockdown rules advised by the government.
We anticipate this process to remain in place following the move to Alert Level 3 next week but will advise staff and students of any changes to this advice, as it comes to hand.
Please continue to stay safe, and look after each other.