Public asked to bring sanitiser and respect social distancing as all Council-owned playgrounds reopen

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Limerick City and County Council has announced the reopening of its playgrounds, skate parks, and adult exercise equipment from today, June 15 after being closed since March due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Council crews have been sanitising the equipment and cleaning the areas over the past number of days ahead of reopening.

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A spokesperson for Limerick City and County Council said, “The Council is advising that all children must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times. Bring their own sanitiser and regularly clean their children’s hands and proper respiratory hygiene and social/ physical distancing.”

The Council had not provided supervision of playgrounds and skate parks prior to them being closed, and this won’t change as they re-open. Cleaning regimes will also remain as agreed prior to Covid-19.

New signage has been erected at each play/ exercise area advising parents to make sure they bring hand sanitiser with them on their visit to the playground and to ensure their children adhere to social/ physical distancing.

Opening hours are per normal and are available on-site or on Limerick.ie and Limerick City and County Council is “calling on everyone who uses the equipment, young or old to mind the various pieces of equipment for the enjoyment of everyone”.

The playgrounds were due to re-open in Phase 3 of the Roadmap to recovery on 29 June, however, the government announced late last week that they could re-open as part of an expanded Phase 2.