It’s been great to welcome some children to our adventure playground over the summer holidays. Now children are back in school, we are returning to our regular term-time opening hours of 3.30pm to 7pm every Wednesday to Friday.
Because of the pandemic we’re doing our utmost to keep children and staff as safe as we can and we are checking all our cleaning and play arrangements with Public Health Lambeth from whom we have got helpful advice.
Only registered children will be able to access each play session. To register your child, please fill in the form here.
While we will no longer be operating the booking system that we used during the summer holidays, until further notice, we cannot take more than 36 children into each play session. We’ll be asking children to play in friendship groups during each play session, and there will be one playworker for every six children to help them stick to that. We’ll also be asking children to maintain two metres distance from each other.
For the time being, all activities on the playground will be outside (though our toilets are open).
We are also now providing secondary school children aged 11 and over with a mask and teaching them how to use it correctly. While this isn’t currently required by government guidance for playgrounds, we think it is necessary and helpful to prepare children for a possible resurgence of the virus as winter approaches. Children also visit the local shops if their parents allow and they must wear masks if they do that.
Because we can only admit up to 36 children this means that there may be occasions when we have to refuse entry to a child. If you plan to send your child to the playground, please make sure that they can find someone at home to let them in or that you have made careful arrangements with someone else if you have to be at work. The last thing any of us would want would be that a child should be wandering around the neighbourhood with nowhere to go.
Do contact us if any of this causes you problems.
If your child has any of the symptoms of COVID-19 we’d ask you not to let them come to the playground. If any of your family does test positive for the virus, do please let us know so that we can take appropriate action to protect the playground users. We will of course inform parents and carers immediately should any staff member become ill with the virus.
We’d also ask you to read our updated guidance for parents and carers, available here.