In line with government guidance, playgrounds will be able to remain open with restrictions in place, however outdoor gyms and sport courts must not be used.
If you choose to use the playground equipment please ensure you and any children in your care are abiding by the below guidance to reduce the risk of spreading Coronavirus.
The restrictions and guidance are:
  • All play areas should be used at your own risk. Please supervise children and others in your care.
  • Research has found that Coronavirus can survive for several days on hard surfaces. However the risk is generally reduced (but not removed) as surfaces are exposed to UV light & rain.
  • Follow the government’s social distancing guidelines and do not use the equipment if this cannot be maintained. In particular be aware of pieces of equipment where others may also be using them.
  • Please remember to bring your own hand sanitiser with you and to sanitise your hands before and after using the equipment. Pay particular attention to ensure children remember to do this.
  • Remember not to touch your face and to cough and sneeze into a tissue or arm.
  • Refrain from consumption of food or drink on equipment or in playground areas.
  • As always, remember to dispose of all litter, including any protective wear and take your litter home if no bin provided.
  • If you or anyone in your household are showing any symptoms of Coronavirus, please do not use the equipment and follow the Government’s advice to self-isolate.
  • All outdoor gym equipment and sports courts will be closed and should not be used under any circumstances.