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(Covid-19) Service Update. 5/1/2021

Dear Parents and Carers and Awesome Children,

You may already be aware that Islington schools are closed and are moving to online learning as part of the National Lockdown measures due to a serious rise in coronavirus cases across the UK.

Working with Islington Council we are temporarily closing all the adventure playgrounds to support the national efforts to stop the spread of the virus. Following discussions with the Local Authority and Camden & Islington Public Health next week we hope to have a clearer understanding of what we can offer and how we can best serve the communities we work in while staying safe and reducing the potential for Covid 19 virus to spread.

We will be posting a new update on the 15th January to update you on any changes to our service delivery and opening times starting from the week of the 18th January 2021.

Thank you for your support in this uncertain time. I understand that some of you may be frustrated and concerned with the conflicting messages from different sources at the moment. We will continue to work with Islington Council and partners to endeavour to make the best decision for the children and young people we work with and our wider community.

Approximately 1 in 3 people who have coronavirus have no symptoms and could be spreading it without realising it.

Remember – ‘Hands. Face. Space.’

We look forward to reopening soon and eventually getting back to the full quality play service you are used to receiving.

Our next update will be on the 15th January 2021.


The following are specific protective measures that will be in place when we resume our Play service, due to coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which includes:

Specific protective measures

Monitoring and minimising contact with individuals who are unwell by ensuring that those who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does, or who have been advised by NHS Test & Trace to self-isolate do not attend the adventure playground.

  • We will increase the focus on cleaning, keeping facilities and equipment clean – touch points (e.g. handrails and door handles)
  • We have introduced signs and posters as regular reminders for children and young people to build awareness of a good hand-washing technique, and  the need to increase hand washing frequency, avoid touching your face, and to cough or sneeze into your arm rather than your hand.
  • We will install signs identifying a limit on the maximum number of users able to access the adventure playground at any one time.
  • We will be limiting the number of users able to use a particular piece of equipment to minimise the transmission risk of COVID-19. Signs to communicate maximum number of users at one time
  • We will limit the available number of seats on equipment or numbers of swings available to promote social distancing.
  • We will be clearly marking a one way system around the playgrounds to help prevent users coming into close contact with each other.
  • We have provided more waste facilities and more frequent rubbish collection.
  • We have provided outdoor hand wash stations in multiple locations on the playground with disposable paper towels.
  • We have set clear use and cleaning guidance for toilets to ensure they are kept clean and social distancing is achieved
Communicating with Parents
  • We will use technology to communicate with parents and carers digitally where possible.
  • We will tell children, young people, parents, carers or any visitors, such as suppliers, not to enter the adventure playground if they are displaying any symptoms of coronavirus.
  • We will encourage children, young people and parents/carers to avoid using public transport to get to the adventure playground. Encouraging children and young people to  walk or cycle where possible or only drive if necessary (provided they are only travelling with those from within their household).
  • We plan to reduce contact between parents and carers when dropping off and picking up their children if necessary, for example by limiting drop off and pick up to one parent or carer per family and staggering timings.
  • We will be asking all parents/carers who collect their children to stay outside the adventure playground’s main gate and to keep social distancing measures using the physical distancing makings on the ground as a guide. 
  • We will be asking parents/carers who wish to speak to a member of staff to communicate by email  and  not to enter the site to approach staff. 
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Play Service and Facility Management Generic Risk Assessment

We truly appreciate all your support, love and patience in these hard and uncertain times that we are all facing. 

Most importantly – stay safe, keep playing and keep in touch with us in the meantime: 

Drop us an email or comment on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages 

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