Watford’s play areas and playgrounds are closed (COVID-19 Update)

This is necessary to ensure social distancing, limit the spread of coronavirus and protect the health and safety of our communities...

Published: Monday, 23rd March 2020

Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, said: “Closing Watford’s playgrounds and play areas is one way we can help limit the spread of coronavirus. I am confident people will understand that we have to put the safety of our communities first, particularly our vulnerable residents.

Making children keep to the recommended two metres distance in a busy playground or play area is difficult and the play equipment gets used by a large number of small hands. Our decision also means we are doing what we can to protect our NHS from coming under intolerable pressure. Watford’s parks and open spaces are still open but I encourage everyone to be responsible and and stay well apart whilst they are enjoying the fresh air and exercise.”

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