Posted on: Monday 27 July 2020
Children from around the borough have been busy enjoying the fresh air and playgrounds since all council owned playgrounds reopened last week following relaxations in lockdown.
Councillor Mandy Owen, executive member for the environment, said: “Children have waited so long to be able to play outside in our playgrounds, which is why staff worked hard last week to open them up earlier than originally anticipated.
“Making sure all equipment had been safety checked, maintenance had been carried out, and grass was cut had to take place first to make sure the areas were safe. Any litter that had accumulated since their closures also had to be collected.
“We want our playgrounds to be a safe for everyone to visit, so we are urging all users to follow the guidance on the new signage placed in all of our playgrounds to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.”
“Comments on the council’s Facebook page suggest we have a lot of happy children using our equipment, and we hope this continues. It’s lovely to see some joy in their faces after the last few challenging months we’ve had”.
To keep our playgrounds safe:
- Make sure only one adult accompanies a child at a time
- Wash your hand before and after using the equipment
- Bring your own hand sanitiser and use regulars
- Do not bring any food or drink into the play area
- Please observe a safe distance from others
- Allow other to leave before you enter the play areas – wait away from the equipment
- Leave if the play area if too crowded
- Avoid touching your face. Cough or sneeze into a tissue and dispose of safely, or into your arm if a tissue isn’t available
- Do not visit any play areas if you have symptoms of Covid-19