Collier Street Parish Council

Kent, England

Managing Playgrounds

On Tuesday 23 June, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the next stage of the relaxation of
lockdown restrictions which included the re-opening of public playgrounds in England on 04 July.
The previous day the API had been consulted on our opinion on the practicalities of this relaxation and the possible guidance we would recommend. Our position now remains the same as our position then, that placing the entire burden of responsibility on the owner/operators is unworkable and that in our opinion this should largely be a matter for personal/parental responsibility. We believe our position is supported by the evidence contained within the paper COVID and Children’s Play recently commissioned by the Play Safety
Forum (PSF). The summary is contained here

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