Outdoor play areas and gyms reopening in Buckinghamshire
|We are pleased to announce that outdoor play areas and gyms in Buckinghamshire will be gradually reopening from Saturday 4 July onwards, and ask that everyone who uses these outdoor areas maintains strict social distancing and good hygiene practice.
We anticipate it will take a few days from Saturday for all sites to reopen and they will be operating with clear guidance on how to use the areas and equipment safely.
We know that social distancing can be particularly difficult in a playground setting, so we ask that parents, carers and guardians are aware of the risk and take extra care and responsibility for encouraging handwashing and social distancing as much as possible.
Cllr Clive Harriss, Buckinghamshire Council Cabinet Member for Sport and Leisure, said: “It is great that we are now able to start reopening many of our outdoor play areas and gyms for residents to use, especially with the school summer holidays starting soon, but using these outdoor areas does carry some risk, and it’s important that everyone continues to follow the guidance to keep safe.
“Avoiding the outdoor areas when they are busy, taking hand wash / sanitiser with you to wash hands frequently, and keeping your distance from other people as much as possible will help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
“Social distancing can be particularly difficult, so we ask that parents, carers and guardians are aware of the risks in the playground and use common sense and take extra care and responsibility for encouraging handwashing and social distancing as much as possible. Please consider if you can keep the children in your care safe when using the play areas, and if you can’t, please don’t use them, or return at a less busy time.”
There may be one-way systems in place, additional instructions and limits on capacity in some play areas, so please take notice of these and follow the signs. If you visit the play areas please follow these rules: