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Horizon School Playgrounds Open Effective June 12, 2020

June 12, 2020

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Effective June 12, 2020, Horizon School Division playgrounds will be open for use, following the provincial guidelines in Phase 3 of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan.

*Please note that playgrounds will not be sanitized.* 

For the safety of children, families, staff, and everyone in our communities, playground users are encouraged to follow the Government of Saskatchewan guidelines found here. From these guidelines:

1. Parks and Outdoor Playgrounds

Every person who visits a park or outdoor playground must follow public health orders in order to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

People exhibiting signs of illness should not enter parks or playgrounds. If you think you may be sick, use the Government of Saskatchewan's self-assessment tool for COVID-19 and follow the subsequent directions.

People not from the same household or extended household should maintain two metres of physical distancing at all times. Limit gathering with other people when entering and leaving the park/playground and supervising children playing (e.g. paths, benches, picnic areas).

Group sizes must comply with the public gathering restrictions.

Ensure frequent hand hygiene for everyone before, during and after outdoor play.

If an area is busy, such as playground equipment or park space, come back when it's not as busy or use another play area.

Do not share toys or sports equipment between groups.

Practice proper hand hygiene:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water or, when unavailable, with hand sanitizer.
  • Refrain from touching your face.
  • Carry and use alcohol-based hand sanitizers approved by Health Canada (DIN or NPN number) before and after using playground and other recreational equipment.
Consider limiting children and other members of your household to only visiting playgrounds close to your home. This will help limit the number of people your family may come into contact with during the visit.

Mask use is not required, but non-medical masks are an additional measure you can take to protect people around you when physical distancing cannot be maintained or is unpredictable. Guidelines for cloth masks are available.

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