Children’s playgrounds to reopen

Children’s playgrounds to reopen with additional safety measures in place


Neath Port Talbot Council run children’s playgrounds are to reopen on July 27th with council staff currently working to ensure they are ready to be used by families.

Children’s playgrounds to reopen with additional safety measures in place


There will be a number of changes at the playgrounds including prominent signs informing users of the following:

• Only one adult should be accompanying children at a time.
• Do not bring food and drink into the play area.
• Leave if the play area is overcrowded.
• Please do not use the facility if you have symptoms of Covid-19.
• Allow others to leave before you enter the playground and do not wait close to play     equipment.
• The playgrounds are not staffed or cleaned after each use so please use hand sanitiser and  wash your hands.
• Avoid touching your face and cough or sneeze into a tissue and dispose of safely.

Currently, work is being done to remove swings and associated chains from “double bay” swing installations to leave just one swing in place so social distancing can be achieved. Almost all of Neath Port Talbot’s 50 playgrounds have “double bay” swings.

Neath Port Talbot Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Public Protection, Cllr Leanne Jones, said: “We are urging those who use children’s playgrounds when they reopen to stick closely to the messaging on signs which will clearly set out the new rules for using these facilities enjoyably but as safely as possible.

“We would also hope parents accompanying children to the playgrounds will ensure their children stick to the rules for the safety of everyone. One of our key messages is that if parents feel a playground is overcrowded they should either leave if they are inside or not enter if about to go in.”

News taken from Neath Port Talbot Council website 21/07/2020

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