SAN DIEGO–The County is dialing back restrictions on certain activities that are currently being limited to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
On Monday, coastal communities have opened beaches and bays for swimming, surfing, kayaking and paddleboarding. Walking and running on the sand will continue to be permitted.
Parking lots at beaches will remain closed and sitting or lying on the sand will be prohibited. Group activities like volleyball and other team sports are not permitted and boating is still banned.
Individual coastal cities will oversee beach access in their communities and may impose stricter guidelines than those outlined by the county or choose not to grant beach access.
The county is also taking steps needed to prepare for dialing back restrictions even further.
Starting May 1, the county will relax restrictions at parks and golf courses if they can enforce social distancing. Parks can reopen their parking lots, and allow visitors to sit, lie down and picnic if they practice social distancing.
Members of the same family or household will be allowed to play team sports, including volleyball and basketball.
All county residents will also be required to cover their face while they are out in public and within six feet of someone that is not a household member.