All Rushcliffe Borough Council managed play areas are now open in line with central government advice with all users asked to be responsible and play their part by following a few key rules at each site.
Additional cleaning schedules of play equipment will take place until further notice but residents and visitors can play their part by following advice to ensure all can enjoy the facilities.
From today (July 4) all are asked to:
• Be Covid-19 aware and ensure a two-metre distance is maintained between people at all times where possible.
• Ensure hands are sanitised before and after using play or outdoor gym facilities
• Ensure children are supervised carefully to maintain good hygiene and should not use play areas if they have any symptoms of coronavirus
• Encourage children to limit contact with anyone they do not live with
• Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as soon possible after leaving a site and again as they return home
• Have only one family member accompanying a child in the play area at any one time. If a play area is busy, please consider returning at a quieter time when social distancing can be observed
• Not consume food or drink on play equipment or in a play area
• Dispose of all litter including any used protective wear such as face coverings or gloves properly in litter bins. Disposable face coverings and gloves cannot be recycled
Where a park or play area location has toilet facilities with hand washing facilities these have now re-opened and signage is in place to remind users of the need to follow social distancing and hand hygiene measures.
Toilet facilities will be cleaned and checked at least three times a day at each location in line with government advice.
The play areas were closed in March due to COVID-19 and the following sites have now re-opened:
• Rushcliffe Country Park
• Bridgford Park play areas
• The Hook toddler play area, Lady Bay
• The Hook junior play area, Lady Bay
• Oaktree Close, Lady Bay
• Adbolton Grove, Lady Bay
• Abbey Park, Buckfast Way
• Alford Road
• Bridgford Road basketball court
• Bridgford Road, teen park
• West Park, Loughborough Road
• Boundary Road
• Denton Drive
• Greythorn Drive
Parish Councils in Rushcliffe have also been advised that they can reopen parks from today in line with ensuring government protocols are in place.
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Executive Manager for Communities Dave Mitchell said: “It is great to be able to reopen our play parks so children can enjoy these great facilities again but park users and all residents’ health continues to be of paramount importance.”