Playing safely in our playgrounds
Our playgrounds are now open and we want everyone to enjoy them safely.
We’ve put together a short guide to share what we’ve been doing to help you and what you can do to help yourself and other users.
This guide takes into account guidance published by the Government. You can read the full guidance here.
It’s really important that we all continue to follow social distancing. Some of the things you can do to help are:
- Keep at least 2 meters from people who are not part of your household. Our playgrounds have plenty of space for everyone to enjoy
- One person at a time on all play equipment please
- Only have one family member accompanying a child. This helps create more space for the children who are playing
- Use the play area for a maximum of 45 minutes on each occasion. Some sites can get busy so we want everybody to have the chance to play.
We all want to keep our playgrounds as clean and hygienic as possible. To help you should:
- Wash your hands regularly, before you arrive and after you leave
- Bring your own hand sanitiser and apply it frequently
- Wipe down the parts of the equipment you or your child has touched before and after use
- Don’t touch your face until you have washed your hands.
- Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your arm when a tissue is not available. This helps to stop germs from spreading
- Remind your children not to put their mouths on equipment or their hands in their mouths
- Don’t consume food or drink in the playgrounds
- Dispose of all litter - including any used protective wear such as face coverings or gloves - in the litter bins. If the bin is full or there is no bin then please take it home.
Advice for parents and guardians
We know your children will be really excited to use playgrounds again. Some of the older children will be aware that we’re all having to do things differently due to COVID-19, but many children won’t. To keep everyone safe we are asking for your help.
Please talk to your children about how they can play safely. You may find some of the ideas above about social distancing and hygiene helpful. Parents and guardians are responsible for ensuring that their children meet these guidelines.
What else is Red Kite doing?
You’ll have noticed that we have put up signs about social distancing and hygiene. These signs help to remind people how they can remain safe.
We’ve also introduced a programme of play equipment cleaning alongside asking users to ensure they wipe equipment before and after use.
We have asked people not to eat and drink in playgrounds but there are still some rubbish bins located nearby in our open spaces. We empty them regularly but if you see that they are full then get in touch with us so we can arrange for them to be emptied.