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   Play Areas and Outdoor Gyms    3 July, 2020

Haxby Town Council’s approach to the reopening of

Play Area and Open Air Gyms

 

The government public health guidelines are a considerable challenge not only to Haxby Town Council but also all operators of these facilities. The Town Council also needs to be aware of its duty of care both to the public and its staff.

 

Haxby Town Council is therefore taking a pragmatic approach to the situation which is as follows:

 

It is not feasible for Haxby Town Council to provide the following:

 

• Provision of Stewards

• Arrange a booking system

• Relocate equipment for social distancing

• Clean equipment daily

• Provide cleaning equipment

• Create entrance and exits gates.

 

Haxby Town Council will carry out the following in relation to the re-opening of Play Areas and Open-Air Gyms:

 

  • Carry out Risk Assessments including COVID-19 risks
  • Prior to opening carry out safety checks on all sites
  • Prior to opening arrange cleaning and repairs where necessary
  • Produce signage to include the following:

 

 

 

 

 

Playground COVID-19 Signage

 

Scientific advice suggests that the COVID-19 virus can survive for up to several days on some hard surfaces. The risks are reduced when outdoors, where surfaces may be subject to UV light and/or rain. Whilst all possible practical measures have been put in place the user of this equipment does so at their own choice and risk.

 

• Under 14 years only

• The maximum number of users will be 1

• 1 family member to accompany 1 child

• Please retain 1m distance from other users e.g. pushing swings

• To enable as many children as possible to use the equipment please limit use  to 10 minutes per piece of apparatus.

• Use of hand sanitiser gel or wipes is advised when using the equipment

• When using equipment do not touch face

• Consumption of food and drink within play areas is not permitted

Please use bins provided or take litter home

 

 

 

Outdoor Gym COVID-19 Signage

 

Scientific advice suggests that the COVID-19 virus can survive for up to several days on some hard surfaces. The risks are reduced when outdoors, where surfaces may be subject to UV light and/or rain. Whilst all possible practical measures have been

put in place the user of this equipment does so at their own choice and risk.

 

• Please retain 1m distance from other users

• To enable as many people as possible to use the equipment please limit use to 30 minutes

• Use of hand sanitiser gel or wipes is advised when using the equipment

• When using equipment do not touch face

• Users are encouraged to bring their own towel and hygiene products to wipe down equipment – please dispose of considerately.

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