Coronavirus (COVID-19): Immediate Closure Of The Children’s Play-Park

The Parish Council very much regrets that in the light of the developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and Government instructions of 23rd March 2020, the Children’s Play-Park is closed with immediate effect and the gates will be chained and locked as soon as practicable.

The Play-Park will not be re-opened for use until the Government advises the restrictions can be lifted safely.

Stay at Home

You should only leave the house for one of four reasons.

●   Shopping for basic necessities​, for example, food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.
●   One form of exercise a day, for example, a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household.
●   Any medical need​, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.
●   Travelling to and from work​, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home.

These four reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Children’s Play-park

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation has many implications, even for a small village like ours. Given that at least some of the village children will no longer be attending school or nursery for the foreseeable future, they may need some distraction, so the Parish Council intends to keep the play-park open unless we receive specific advice or instruction to the contrary.

All the social distancing measures that are being recommended more generally need to be adhered to when using the play-park. It is up to the parents of children using the play-park to ensure that this happens.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) can survive for several days, particularly on metal and plastic surfaces such as those used in the construction of the play equipment. The Parish Council cannot offer any assurance that the equipment will be virus free and parents must make their own risk/benefit judgement regarding the safety of their own children if they allow them to use it. The Parish Council cannot accept any liability for your decisions as parents.

If the situation changes, the gates may be locked without further announcement.