Highland Council has warned that any exercise during the coronavirus lockdown should be done close to your own home.
The local authority issued guidance today stating the importance of staying active.
But it said that Highlanders should not travel to exercise and that all playground equipment in the region should be left alone.
The statement read: “During this time of restrictions it is important that we all stay active, for our physical health and mental well being.
Recreation outside is an important element of this, but it is essential that each of us practice good social distancing while outside.
“You should not travel to access the outdoors, and your time spent outside exercising should be done close to your home rather than travelling elsewhere.
“Highland Council playground equipment is currently closed until further notice.
“This decision was taken to reduce the potential for transference of the virus from surfaces.
“As the playgrounds are closed, the equipment is no longer subject to safety inspections.
“If you live close to a play park, the open space is still available to you, but please do not allow young ones to play on the equipment.
“Please also observe social distancing as guided by government.”
All council-run public toilets in the Highlands have also been closed during the pandemic.
A council spokeswoman added: “Highland’s landscape and natural beauty are exceptional, and facilities, including our public parks, are there to help residents and visitors enjoy these benefits.
“However, during this unprecedented time, these facilities are essentially ‘out of bounds’ to anyone who does not live within short walking distance.
“Once the current restrictions are lifted we will welcome you back with open arms, but at the moment we ask that you comply with the national guidance and stay at home.”