KILKENNY County Council has re-opened 28 of the 29 playgrounds in its charge following an inspection and the erection of relevant signage to advise parents and guardians of the new requirements when visiting playgrounds.
The playground that will remain closed will be re-opened once maintenance works are completed to its soft surfacing.
Some of the playgrounds have been delivered in conjunction with local communities and all are insured by the council and inspected on a weekly basis.
Parents and guardians will be required to supervise children at all times when using the playgrounds and to ensure public health advice on social distancing and hygiene.
Parents/guardians when visiting playgrounds with their children are required to bring their own hand sanitiser for the cleaning of their children’s hands before, at regular intervals during and after use of the playground equipment.
Parents must also ensure physical distancing between children.
Parents/guardians are asked to be mindful to limit the duration of their visit to the playground out of courtesy to others who wish to use the facility.