Officials at the Royal Parks have set up new guidelines for people who want to visit Richmond and Bushy Parks.

Playgrounds, fitness training licences - for both personal and group running sessions, cafes and kiosks have either been closed or suspended until further notice.

Park roads through Richmond and Bushy Parks are closed to vehicles and all small booked events between now and April 30 have been cancelled.

Other closed facilities also include public toilets, park offices, tennis courts as well as The Isabella Plantation and Pembroke Lodge Gardens at Richmond Park.

And, dog walkers who frequent both parks are advised that they must keep their dogs on leads.