THE use of public toilets in Falmouth during the lockdown is being kept under review after it was revealed that some people were not using them safely or hygienically.

Falmouth town council’s finance and general purposes committee was told by town clerk Mark Williams that there had also been issues with social distancing at some play areas in the town.

“Public toilets we are keeping open although we are experiencing some issues with user behaviour,” he said. “So there will be some notices going up this week requesting people to use our facilities hygienically and safely.

“All of these things we are keeping open, subject to them being used properly. If they aren’t being used properly then we will have to pause on that.”

He said parks, gardens and play areas were also open, but there had a been issues over social distancing at some play areas. They were making sure that these were being used responsibly and will continually review them.

Posting on Facebook the council said: "During lockdown we know it is important for us to be able to use our daily exercise time to spend it in nature and green space and for children to play.

"We have kept our parks and gardens open so you can stay local and do that. Please use them responsibly and in accordance with social distancing guidelines and otherwise observe the need to stay at home.

"In some instances user behaviour has become unacceptable in regard to safety and hygiene, particularly the use of childrens play areas and public toilets. We do not want to have to close these facilities, please be responsible.

"You should also wear a face covering in indoor places where social distancing may be difficult and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet. Keep Safe Everyone."