19 05, 2021

Reclaiming Play Spaces

2021-12-03T10:39:54+00:00May 19th, 2021|Councils, Events, Play Space|

March 2021 The Reclaiming Play Spaces programme facilitated by PlayBoard NI and funded by Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council ran from October 2020 to February 2021. Play sessions were delivered in five areas of Antrim and Newtownabbey and aimed to bring free, unstructured play opportunities to children, parents and staff [...]

18 05, 2021

Top play props and resources

2021-12-03T10:52:09+00:00May 18th, 2021|Communities, Councils, Research, School Age Childcare, Schools, Young People|

Calling all playworkers, teachers, teaching assistants, childminders, parents/carers or anyone who works with children. We need your help – can you answer the questions below? What are your top play props?What other resources for play do you use to help create a play space to help facilitate children’s play? If [...]

24 02, 2021

Guidance On Play And Recreation During COVID-19

2021-02-24T12:24:15+00:00February 24th, 2021|Councils, Play Services, Play Space|

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented challenges for our society leading to the implementation of significant measures by government as they have sought to contain the spread of the virus and reduce the risk of contraction to individuals. Following an increase in the Covid-19 infection rate, on the [...]

27 01, 2021

Fixed Play Area Statement

2021-02-01T10:56:57+00:00January 27th, 2021|Councils|

Fixed Play Area Statement – 27th January 2021 Covid-19 has led to unprecedented challenges for our society and has led to the implementation of significant measures by government as they have sought to contain the spread of the virus and reduce the risk of contraction to individuals. In [...]

19 10, 2020

Update Fixed Play Areas

2020-10-19T15:43:58+01:00October 19th, 2020|Councils, Play Services, Play Space|

On 14 October the NI Executive announced a number of time-bound interventions aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19 with restrictions coming into regulatory effect on 16 October. The interventions announced did not include any change in status for fixed play areas. Fixed play areas can therefore remain open [...]

9 07, 2020

PlayBoard Welcomes Reopening Of Play Parks

2020-07-09T14:35:25+01:00July 9th, 2020|Councils, Play Services, Play Space, Positive Playgrounds|

PlayBoard NI, the lead agency for play in Northern Ireland has welcomed the NI Executive’s decision to allow the reopening of Play Parks from 10 July as part of the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. Welcoming the reopenings, PlayBoard Chief Executive Jacqueline O’Loughlin said: “The severe social restrictions associated with [...]

18 03, 2020

PlayBoard Statement

2020-03-18T17:56:17+00:00March 18th, 2020|Councils, Play Services, School Age Childcare, Schools|

Dear Project Providers, PlayBoard is aware of the increasing levels of concern and distress within the Childcare/School Age Childcare Sector in regard to the Covid-19 Coronavirus situation. We've been monitoring updates from the relevant authorities, including UK Government, NI Executive and Public Health Agency (PHA), to help us respond [...]

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