Having fun in the district, safely

Thursday, 9 July, 2020

If you are planning to swing by any of the 12 play areas in the district, please don’t seesaw with safety.

Play areas are now being reopened and East Hampshire District Council wants to ensure you and your children enjoy using them, safely.

Information signs will be installed with guidance on how to use the areas safely, but if you are planning a visit, please bring hand sanitiser with you and clean your hands thoroughly before and after use.

Social distancing should be maintained, staying two metres from other people where possible. In areas where this cannot be achieved, we are asking families to wait outside the play areas for their turn to play.

Food and drink should not be brought in or eaten in the play area and we kindly ask that you dispose of any rubbish responsibly.

Councillor Julie Butler, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Lead for Welfare and Community Intergration, said: “Our top priority is to keep people safe and help slow the spread of the virus and we are asking people to work with us.

“We will continue to clean each play area on a weekly schedule, but we are unable to make sure the equipment is disinfected after every use.

“Parents are advised to take their own measures to keep children safe. This includes wiping down equipment before it’s used and making sure children wash their hands before and after using it.”

More information about the reopening of council-owned play areas can be found on our website.