Playpark at Dean Castle Country Park Re-Opens 29th June

The play park within Dean Castle Country Park will open from Monday 29th June. Prior to opening, a Health and Safety inspection of the play equipment will be carried out to ensure it is safe to use, however we urge all users to follow the guidance below

  • Stay 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household when using the play park.
  • If the park is crowded, do not enter if you cannot stay at a safe distance from others.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and face.
  • Please carry hand sanitiser and clean your hands and your children’s hand before and after use of the play equipment.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds when your return home.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze

The risk of the coronavirus being passed on to others outdoors is considered to be low as long as people maintain social distancing and practice good hygiene and this is the responsibility of everyone using the play park and parents to make sure their children follow the above guidance.


Phase 2 Guidance

At the time of publishing Scotland has moved into phase two of the transition out of lockdown.

The current guidance is that parks and greenspaces are open for unrestricted exercise with physical distancing. People are permitted to use public outdoor spaces for recreational purposes, for example to sit in a public space or sunbathe in a park.

A household not shielding can meet two other households, outside including parks and gardens, up to a suggested maximum of eight people in the group with physical distancing. Non-contact outdoor activities in the local area - such as golf, hiking, canoeing, outdoor swimming and angling are also permitted in phase two. 

The government and local authorities are still encouraging the use of local parks and greenspaces within a short distance of your home (guidance is about 5 miles) for outdoor leisure and exercise and to travel by walk, wheel and cycle where possible.

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