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Swaffham play areas open again after coronavirus closure




Play areas at a market town are ready to be used from today (Friday, July 17) after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Swaffham Town Council has announced practical measures have been put in place which users are advised to adhere to.

These include maintaining a one metre distance from others at the town's play areas, as well as banning the consumption of food and drink at the sites.

Oaklands Play Area, Swaffham, which can be used again from today (Friday, July 17)
Oaklands Play Area, Swaffham, which can be used again from today (Friday, July 17)

The council's notice also asks residents to use hand sanitiser gel or wipes when using the equipment, and instructs people not to touch their face at any time.

"Please be patient and kind, we all deserve to play safely", the notice adds.

The government announced cleaning protocols should be put in place to limit coronavirus transmission in public places including outdoor play areas.

It is advised that touch points (e.g. handrails and gates) should be particular areas of focus for increased cleaning.

Playgrounds were closed in March in order to contain the virus, but the government gave the green light to reopen them in England on Saturday, July 4.


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