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        3 July, 2020

        Update on reopening play areas

        From Monday 6 July, there will be a reopening of some play areas in Thanet. We have conducted a thorough review and initially 11 of the 33 play areas in the district will be opening up. Ahead of allowing the public to use these areas they will be deep cleaned, with twice weekly cleans using a diluted disinfectant on Mondays and Thursdays.

        Signs will be placed in the play areas to reinforce the importance of maintaining social distancing and limiting contact with others. There will also be reminders that no food or drink is to be consumed within the play areas and that users should bring their own hand sanitiser.

        The playgrounds will not be marshalled and people choosing to use them will be expected to use their own judgement on whether the area is too crowded to practice safe social distancing.

        The remaining 22 play spaces will be opened up at a later date. Residents are urged to respect the rules and stay away from closed play equipment.

        Play areas opening from Monday 6 July:

        • Minnis Bay Birchington, 
        • Crispe Park Birchington, 
        • Westgate Lymington Rec, 
        • Dane Park Margate, 
        • Northdown Park, 
        • Viking Playground Cliftonville, 
        • Pierremont Park Broadstairs, 
        • Memorial Rec Broadstairs, 
        • King George VI Park Ramsgate, 
        • Ellington Park Ramsgate,
        • Courtstairs Play Area.

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