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 at this point in time. PlayBoard are in regular contact with the Executive Office and should any changes be made we will issue an update accordingly.
Core scientific evidence remains that the level of Covid risk in terms of susceptibility to contracting Covid-19 and in terms of transmission risk is significantly lower for children than adults. It is however critical that adults accompanying children and young people to play parks adhere to the guidance issued by PlayBoard upon the reopening of Fixed Play Areas on 10 July to reduce levels of risk. This includes: