Re-Opening of City Playgrounds

June 5th, 2020 by rca_admin Leave a reply »

Re-opening of City playgrounds

City will be re-opening playgrounds starting Friday, May 29 instead of June 1. We advanced our timeline so Calgarians can take advantage of the warm weather forecast and because we know how important playgrounds are to Calgary’s children.

lIMPORTANT: Playground safety during COVID-19

When using playgrounds it is important to remember:

  • Playgrounds are high-touch point structures and are not disinfected or cleaned after use.
  • There is a limited ability to manage physical distancing on these structures.

While families can use playgrounds once re-opened, we strongly encourage you to follow these guidelines:

  • Those who are sick or have symptoms related to COVID-19 must not use playgrounds.
  • Practice proper hand hygiene. Wash and sanitize your hands before and after use.
  • Encourage children to avoid sharing toys or sports equipment and limit contact with individuals outside of their household or cohort family. Try to encourage your children to avoid touching their face.
  • Maintain 2 metres, or 6 feet, of physical distance between yourself and others.
  • Clean and disinfect toys and sports equipment prior to and after use.
  • 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).

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