Play areas

Telford & Wrekin Council has worked with teams over the last few months to ensure play and outdoor gym areas across the borough remain open in a safe and controlled manner. Over 120 play areas are now open across the borough of Telford and Wrekin.

The council is unable to monitor or clean all play areas on a frequent basis and is asking visitors and users to take on this responsibility by:

  • social distancing
  • if the play area is busy, wait or come back later
  • one family member to accompany children
  • using your own hand sanitiser gel before and after your visit
  • please take any litter and wipes home with you.

Why are you opening the play areas when the risk of coronavirus is still there?

The recent government advice states we can now open the play areas with new safety guidance in place to minimise the risk of catching and spreading Coronavirus. This involves asking visitors to be alert by following our five steps:

  • ensure social distancing
  • if the park is busy, wait or come back later
  • using your own hand sanitiser gel before, during and after your visit
  • one family member to accompany children
  • please take any litter and wipes home with you.

How will you manage social distancing when they are open? Will this be enforced?

We are asking visitors and users to stay alert and follow our five steps at all play areas.


What care needs to be taken whilst touching surfaces?

The council is unable to monitor or clean all play areas on a frequent basis and is asking visitors and users to be alert by following our five steps:

  • social distancing
  • if the play area is busy, wait or come back later
  • using your own hand sanitiser gel before and after your visit
  • family member to accompany children
  • please take any litter and wipes home with you.

How often will they be disinfected? Will there be a limit on numbers?

The council is unable to clean or monitor play areas and is asking visitors and users to be alert.

Last updated: 15/03/2021 09:26