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Community / Playparks and multicourts to reopen next week

The Gulberwick playpark. Photo: SIC

PLAYGROUNDS and multicourts across Shetland will reopen on Tuesday (30 June).

Shetland Islands Council manages over seventy play areas across Shetland and staff will carry out inspections throughout the day on Monday.

Existing signs stating that facilities are closed will be removed and replaced with new signs reminding users of social distancing requirements and hygiene reminders.

Playgrounds have been closed since March.

Playgrounds and multicourts have been closed since March, but they are being re-opened across Scotland in the phased exit from lockdown.

Anyone visiting a play area or multicourt should wait until staff have reopened gates before use.

Children and families must follow current social distancing guidelines and if any play area or multicourt appears busy, they should come back at a later time.

Adults and children are asked to wash their hands thoroughly before and after their visit and to take their own hand sanitiser wherever possible.

Anyone displaying symptoms of coronavirus must not visit a play area or multicourt. Any coughs or sneezes should be caught with a tissue or wipe, and disposed of safely at home.

Adults accompanying children should be aware that entrance gates will be pinned open wherever possible by council staff, to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission.