Ladysmith’s playgrounds are now open for public use (Town of Ladysmith photo)

Ladysmith’s playgrounds are now open for public use (Town of Ladysmith photo)

Town of Ladysmith reopens playgrounds

This includes all sports fields, and the Ladysmith Skatepark

The Town of Ladysmith reopened all playgrounds on Friday, June 5. This includes all sports fields, and the Ladysmith Skatepark.

”Reducing the potential for germs to spread is important during this slow and gradual period of reopening. Children, parents and caregivers who are feeling sick should stay home, without exceptions,” a Town press release said.

Playground equipment in parks is not being cleaned or disinfected. The Town is installing updated signage with guidelines and tips promoting a shared understanding for the standard for safety and hygiene.

The decision to reopen playgrounds was guided by advice from public health agencies, the B.C. Recreation and Parks Association, and the Canadian Playground Safety Institute.

Before visiting playgrounds, the Town advises everyone to follow these tips:

– Adhere to physical distancing guidelines (2 metres or 6 feet)

– Wash your hands before coming to the park and after arriving back home

– Bring hand sanitizer or antiseptic wipes to use as needed

– Consider visiting the playground at less busy times

– Avoid sharing equipment, toys, food, water bottles or other personal items

– Do not congregate in large groups

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