Notice to all Malpas Recreation Ground Users.
The Children's play area on the Malpas Recreation Ground has now been re-opened. This follows the annual safety inspection of the play equipment by a certificated Safety Inspector.
Social distancing aims to reduce social interaction between people to minimise the opportunity for transmission of COVID-19.
The open space afforded by the play area allows social distancing of 2 metres to be maintained and it is expected that users of the play equipment will adhere to this distance in accordance with existing government guidance.
It is acknowledge that social distancing can be particularly difficult for adults and children with certain conditions, and between individuals and households.
The Recreation Ground trust therefore remind parents, guardians and carers, it is their responsibility to take any necessary precautions to mitigate against any residual risk that may exist.
Measures to assist with social distancing:
Areas of risk:
Scientific advice suggests that the virus can survive for up to several days on some hard surfaces, particularly when indoors. These risks are reduced when outdoors, where surfaces may be subject to UV light and/or rain.
However the virus could survive long enough on frequently used/touched outdoor surfaces to facilitate transmission.
No cleaning of the play equipment will be undertaken by the trust, and it is the responsibility of parents, carers, guardians, and equipment users to follow the government guidelines on personal sanitation.
Users, parents, guardians and carers, are strongly recommended to:
Users, parents, guardians and carers, are strongly recommended not to:
The government has produced guidance on Staying safe outside your home that includes rules and recommendations on the use of face coverings.
Face coverings are optional for all those with disabilities or health conditions for whom it is problematic, on public transport and elsewhere.
Parents should be aware that wearing a face covering in a playground setting could pose an additional safety risk and should use their judgement on whether their children wear a face covering.
It is important to use face coverings properly and users should wash their hands before putting them on and taking them off.
Considering children with additional needs:
Users, parents, guardians and carers are asked to be aware that:
All users of and visitors to the Recreation Ground are reminded that they are expected to behave in a responsible and courteous manner to the area and other users.
Everyone is reminded that the use of the site and the playground equipment is done at your own risk.