04 May, 2020

Welcome back to city playgrounds

In response to advice from SA Health, the City of Adelaide will begin to reopen its playgrounds today.

Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor received a letter from the Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier yesterday advising her that due to the low level of cases and evidence of community transmission now in South Australia, it is safe to reopen playspaces in the city.

Dr Spurrier advised that the risk of COVID-19 transmission from playgrounds, outdoor parks and equipment was low and could be managed through social distancing and hygiene precautions.

As a result, the City of Adelaide will now begin to reopen its playgrounds, BMX track and outdoor fitness stations.

The Lord Mayor said it was fantastic news that playgrounds would now be safe to visit.

“The City of Adelaide is working as quickly as possible to get our playgrounds back open safely,” the Lord Mayor said.

“Being able to get outside and play is so important for children’s mental and physical wellbeing so it’s wonderful that families will be able to enjoy our playgrounds again.

“However, there will be new rules in place - social distancing will have to be maintained and only 10 children will be allowed on the playground at any one time.

“Keeping these new rules in mind, we’re looking forward to seeing people out enjoying our fantastic playgrounds again.”

The City of Adelaide will be installing new signage reinforcing the 1.5m social distancing recommendation as well as the 10-person gathering limit and safe hygiene requirements.

To find your nearest playground, visit the City of Adelaide Playspaces page.

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Ashleigh Pisani