Playgrounds, skate parks and ball courts to reopen

Each site has had a risk assessment carried out to ensure they are safe to reopen. Credit: PA

Children in the Midlands will now be able to use playgrounds across Gedling Borough, Nottinghamshire on Saturday 4 July.

The facilities were closed in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but following the latest government guidance, all sites will reopen this weekend.

Sites are being deep cleaned, which includes sterilising equipment such as children’s play facilities, gates, benches and bins. 

However, visitors are being reminded to maintain social distancing and are being encouraged to practise good hygiene before, during and after use.

The facilities were temporarily closed in March as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Credit: PA

Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke said: "Officers from our Parks and Street Care Team have worked tirelessly to make sure we had everything in place ready to reopen, ensuring that everything is safe to use."

We’ve installed signage at each site with guidance on using our facilities and by following these guidelines we can help make sure these remain open and safe for everyone to enjoy.

Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke