Dear Parents and Carers and Awesome children,
Following the published guidance ‘Protective measures for managing playgrounds and outdoor gyms during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak’ on the 3rd August 2020, we are planning to re-open the adventure playgrounds we manage for the Autumn Term and beyond.
We will be putting measures in place to ensure we are covid-19 secure during our closure from the 1st September to the 12th September. Making sure general maintenance and repairs are carried before opening.
We have been working hard with Islington Council and Public Health to ensure we can open safely, while maximising the number of children and young people who will be able to access the adventure playgrounds over the Autumn Term.
We will be staying Covid-19 secure and operating as an ‘open access’ provision with a limit of how many children and young people can be on the playground at any one time. The playgrounds will continue to be a no entry to parents and children only beyond the main gate. There will be no family play sessions on Saturdays but the playground will be open the normal hours for children and young people.
It is clear from the Prime Minister’s update that playgrounds are a valuable community asset that provide children with a stimulating and tactile experience to exercise and learn through play. Making them available provides important physical, social, emotional and cognitive development opportunities.
I have included a link below for parents/carers and professionals to the government published guidance if you wish to know more about the measures we are following.
We are not yet able to go back to our full normal service at the moment but have put in place following the government guidance and Islington & Camden Public Health, safety measures that maximise the number of children that will be able to access the adventure playgrounds.
We will be encouraging children in the small groups to practise social distancing in line with the government’s current guidance. As the risk of transmission is considerably lower outdoors, our autumn term time offer will be outdoors only on the adventure playgrounds.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or comment on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages
We’re making sure our playgrounds in Islington live up to the name our young adventurers gave us. Well, we don’t want them to rename us Boring, do we?