18th Jan, 2021

Play areas across Bromsgrove district reopen

PLAY areas across Bromsgrove district are open from today for the first time since the start of the Coronavirus lockdown but the council is warning parents to ensure safety measures are taken.

The authority wants people to use their judgement and stay away from areas are too busy, children should wash or sanitise their hands before and after use, equipment should be wiped down and youngsters are advised not to eat or drink there.

Guidelines also include having supervising adults only in the space, rather than spectators, to allow more youngsters to play and to not use the equipment at all if they have any coronavirus symptoms.

Bromsgrove District Council’s portfolio holder for leisure Coun Philip Thomas said: “Following Government guidance we have carried out risk assessments in all of our play areas and parks where signs depicting our safety messages have been placed.

“I am delighted that, after quite a long lockdown, our play equipment can be used but please ensure you all do so with your safety and that of others in mind.

Visit bromsgrove.gov.uk/parks for more information.

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