Playgrounds and games areas to reopen across Tameside

Tameside playgrounds and multi-use games areas will start to reopen from 4 July but visitors are being urged to use them responsibly.

Everyone planning to use playgrounds and games areas are advised to practice social distancing and good hand hygiene, bringing sanitiser gel with them to use before and after touching equipment.Visitors are also urged to avoid any areas that are crowded and instead consider going to another park or returning at another time. They are also asked to please take any rubbish home with them.

Importantly, anyone who has – or lives with someone who has – coronavirus symptoms must stay at home and not put other playground and games area users at risk.

Tameside Council Executive Member for Operations and Neighbourhoods Cllr Allison Gwynne said: “We know our playgrounds and multi-use games areas are highly valued by local families and have been sorely missed during lockdown so we are pleased to plan for a safe reopening. However, this very much depends on visitors acting responsibly and practicing social distancing and following public health advice.

“Please be cautious and help protect yourselves, your loved ones and others by avoiding any areas that are crowded. We’ll be monitoring the situation and if we feel people aren’t acting responsibly then we won’t hesitate in reviewing the reopening.”

To check if your local playground is open please visit www.tameside.gov.uk/parks

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