Stay Safe and Play Safe

Following Government guidance, Fair Oak & Horton Heath’s play areas and outdoor gym will now re-open from tomorrow, Saturday 4th July.

If you and your family are thinking of popping along to one of the play areas or outdoor gym, we believe that with your continuing support, and everyone paying their part, visitors can stay safe and play safe.  Here are some essential points that need to be followed:

  • Check for the Government’s latest guidance on social distancing – at the moment this still means keeping 2m apart as far as possible, and some equipment has been removed to facilitate this;
  • Practice good hand hygiene. Whilst we will be cleaning high risk areas such as gates and bins on a daily basis, as part of our inspection regime, we won’t be cleaning all the play area equipment – So we’d recommend that you wash or sanitise your hands before and after you play;
  • Please read the signage on site; and
  • Look out for other people while you’re out – including taking turns on things

The Chairman of Fair Oak & Horton Heath, Helen Douglas, commented: “The news that the play areas and outdoor gym re-opening will be welcomed by many families in Fair Oak & Horton Heath. It is expected to be busy so to ensure you and your family’s safety maybe try and visit when it’s less busy. And even if you’ve been using hand sanitiser while you’re out, wash those hands when you get home and definitely before eating or drinking.
In the run up to opening the play areas the Council’s Operations Team have been giving the areas a thorough check over and clean for everyone to enjoy. We are lucky to have so many great parks and open spaces in Fair Oak & Horton Heath, so please enjoy and stay safe and play safe.”

For further information on our play areas please click here.

Eastleigh Borough Council also manage some of the play areas in the Borough, and these will also be open.  Eastleigh have provided their own press release, on their website.

Published 3rd July 2020

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