DENBIGHSHIRE children will be able to play outside again this month.

Following Welsh Government guidance, Denbighshire County Council will re-open its parks and children’s play areas from Monday, July 20.

Sites include the Botanical Gardens and Coronation Playing Fields in Rhyl, Riverside Park in Llangollen, Cae Ddol, Ruthin, and outdoor play areas across the county.

Cllr Tony Thomas, the Council’s Lead Member for Housing and Communities, said: “Re-opening our parks and play areas is an important step in the easing of lockdown restrictions. It will allow our residents, and especially children, to spend time outdoors and enjoy open spaces.

“Coronavirus has not gone away and as restrictions ease it is important for residents to keep to social distancing rules and to ensure they practice good hygiene when in these shared spaces.”

Signs will be placed at sites to remind people to maintain social distancing whilst using facilities and those using play areas are asked to:

  • Be aware of how many people are on the play area and if it is not possible to follow social distancing, not to enter
  • Remind children to play responsibly and be aware of others around them
  • Stay no longer than one hour to allow others to use the equipment
  • Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times
  • Where possible, wipe the equipment using anti-bacterial wipes before and after use
  • Wash your hands after using equipment, when you leave the play area and get home
  • All litter should be disposed of in the litter bins provided, or taken home where a bin isn’t available
  • Do not meet with more than one household outside in a play area