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Statement from Harrietsham Parish Council

Re-opening of the Play Area

21st July 2020

The play area is now open.  People are being welcomed back and asked to adhere to social distancing rules in all areas.

All children’s play equipment has been maintained throughout lockdown and has been regularly inspected for safety.

People are being asked to maintain social distancing and, if a child has a high temperature, cough, or cold, to not allow them into the play area.

At busy times, the Parish Council would request that children’s time on play equipment be limited to 20 minutes, to allow other families to enjoy the facilities too. Therefore, if the play area is busy, parents are being asked to come back later.

There is be no food or drink allowed inside the play areas, until further notice. 

Families are asked to use hand sanitiser or wash their hands before and after play to help keep the play areas clean for others.      



Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

March 2020

Please remember, we should all do everything possible to try to reduce the risk of infection, to slow down the transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

There are simple things we can all do to reduce the risk of respiratory and other infections such as seasonal colds and flu such as:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell. 


If any residents have concerns regarding the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), further information can be found on the NHS Coronavirus website.

Further information can also be found on the Kent County Council website

For up to date information you can follow Public Health England (PHE) on Twitter: @PHE_SouthEast




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