While play areas in Hailsham remain open to children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic, users of the sites are encouraged by the Town Council to continue to follow all social distancing and hygiene measures in place.
The play areas maintained by Hailsham Town Council – those located at Western Road, Battle Road, Stroma Gardens, Quinnell Drive and on the Maurice Thornton playing field – are accessible to the public, with signs displayed at entry points reminding users of social distancing requirements and providing guidance for safe use of play equipment.
The outdoor gym equipment located in Western Road and on the Maurice Thornton playing field site is also open for the public to use.
Guidance for families using the Town Council’s play areas safely:
“Whilst our play areas remain open, we encourage users of the sites to observe and adhere to the guidance displayed on the signs at each site,” said Town Clerk John Harrison. “This is vital in order to help combat the spread of the coronavirus, and it’s imperative that we take the health of the local community into consideration during the pandemic.”
“We know that social distancing can be somewhat difficult at times, especially in a playground setting. So, we ask that parents, carers and guardians are aware of the risk of COVID-19 transmission and take due care and responsibility for encouraging hand washing before and after use if the play areas – and social distancing guidance as much as possible.”
Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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