Lollard Street will open its gates again after school on 31 March.
New government guidance, after the current Covid lockdown, allows out-of-school settings to reopen for children to play outside during the Easter school holidays, with a revised Covid risk management policy. The playground’s new rules can be found here and a full timetable for the Easter holidays here.
The guidance also says that, after the school holidays: ‘the government’s intention is then for out-of-school settings and wraparound childcare providers to be able to offer provision as normal, to all children, from the start of the school summer term. This will be no earlier than 12 April, and will be confirmed as part of step 2 of the COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021‘.
The playground’s plans for the summer term will be published here when this guidance is confirmed.
Adventure playgrounds in England, including here at Lollard Street, were today awaiting clarification about how the new Covid restrictions announced at the weekend are to be applied.
Government guidance says that playgrounds and some childcare provision can remain open but that youth groups and sports facilities should close. Adventure playgrounds, which contain elements of each, are not specifically identified in the measures.
We are seeking urgent clarification as to how the guidance should be interpreted for our kind of service and will make a further announcement as soon as this is received.
In the meantime, Lollard Street Adventure Playground remains open, Wednesday – Friday, 3.30 – 7.00 pm, until further notice.