Playgrounds During Pandemic


Playgrounds Represent a Significant Risk for Transmission

Any users can, and should, follow the provinces guidelines for playground use. Find it here, or read the highlights below. 

  • Those who are sick or have symptoms related to COVID-19 must not use playgrounds.
  • Encourage children to avoid sharing toys or sports equipment and limit contact with individuals outside of their household or cohort family.
  • Clean and disinfect toys and sports equipment prior to and after use.
  • Caution should be taken around playground equipment.
  • Practise proper hand hygiene.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
    • Refrain from touching your face with unclean hands.
    • Carry and use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol content immediately before and after using playground equipment.
  • Consider limiting children and other members of your household to only visiting playgrounds that are close to your home. This will help limit the number of people your family may come into contact with.
  • Maintain physical distancing and limit congregating with other people when entering and leaving the playground and supervising children playing (e.g. paths, benches, picnic areas).
  • Individuals should maintain physical distancing when returning to vehicles or homes.

All users must understand the below:

Park equipment is not sanitized

You must stay home if you are sick

You must practice physical distancing

Wash hands with soap and water or use sanitizer frequently.

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