Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 11 July 2020
FOUR of Hinckley’s outdoor play areas have reopened today (Saturday 11 July), with new social distancing safety measures and rules in place, since being temporarily forced to close back in early March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The four reopening play areas that have opened back up again to the general public again are in:
- Argents Mead
- Granville Road
- Langdale Road
- Richmond Park
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council have said that they are aiming to open other play areas and multi-use play areas, such as skating areas and outdoor gyms, by Wednesday 15 July.
Daily cleaning will take place at each newly-reopened park, but the Council are asking all parents to make sure that children use hand sanitiser or hand wash after each visit to the park.
The new playground guidelines
- No food and drink at the play area
- Keep your hands sanitised by cleaning them after visiting
- Give other users room and adhere to the social distancing guidelines
- Do not visit if you are feeling unwell
- Limit yourself to 30 minutes at a time, so that others can have a turn
- If the equipment is busy, come back another time
- If you are required to wear a disposable face covering and are finished with it, make sure to dispose of it responsibly
- Be patient and kind to each other
Each of the four parks have restrictions on how many users can be in there at one set time.
In Argents Mead’s play area, there are no more than 18 children allowed in at one set time, in Granville Road play area it is no more than 19 children at a time.
In Richmond Park, no more than 12 children are allowed to use the play area at one set time, and in Langdale Park play area it is no more than 13 children at a time.
Children under the age of 14 should be accompanied by an adult, and parents or guardians of children have a responsibility to follow the guidelines which are on signposted on posters at the parks.