Re-opening of playgrounds and outdoor gyms
You may have seen that the Government announced on 23rd June 2020 that playgrounds and outdoor gyms could re-open on 4th July 2020, providing certain safety measures were followed. Guidance on managing these areas safely was issued by the Government on 26th June 2020. Whilst the guidance is informative, some points still require clarification. One example is that the guidance states that high touch points need to be cleaned frequently, however, there is no information given as to what ‘frequently’ means.
We are currently working with the District Council, the National Association of Local Councils, and our Insurers to seek further clarification on certain points. In the meantime, risk assessments are being drawn up and measures are being put in place to ensure that our play areas remain a safe place for all.
Unfortunately, until we are able to seek further clarification on the guidance, we will not be in a position to open Bratch Park or Poolhouse Play Area on 4th July 2020.
We appreciate this news will be as disappointing to you as it is to us, since we are keen to re-open our play areas as quickly as possible. However, we must be assured that when we do re-open them, we can do so with as little risk to our residents as possible. Please continue to follow this page and our social media for updates.