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COVID-19: Guidance for managing playgrounds and outdoor gyms

Guidance for owners and operators of playgrounds and outdoor gyms to enable their use while minimising the transmission risk of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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This guidance provides the owners and operators of playgrounds and outdoor gyms with information on conducting a COVID-19 risk assessment and examples of measures that may be taken to facilitate their use while minimising COVID-19 transmission risk.

Published 26 June 2020
Last updated 29 March 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated to reflect latest restrictions.

  2. Updated to reflect publication of the roadmap.

  3. Updated to reflect latest guidance on use of outdoor public playgrounds that remain open.

  4. Updated to reflect 4 January announcement of national lockdown for all England.

  5. Updated to reflect changes to local restriction tiers

  6. Updated to reflect introduction of local tier restrictions.

  7. Guidance updated to reflect new national restrictions in England from 5 November.

  8. Updated to reflect guidance on new local COVID alert levels

  9. Updated to reflect additional requirements on face coverings.

  10. Updated to reflect additional requirements on face coverings.

  11. Added link to Department for Culture, Media and Sport guidance for the providers of grassroots sport and gym/leisure facilities to help them prepare ahead of reopening.

  12. First published.