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.
Practise 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 (e.g. cloth or other materials) 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.
Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting of public areas and shared spaces must be conducted in accordance with the public health order and follow the guidelines for environmental cleaning and disinfection.
Employees must have access to proper cleaning and disinfecting supplies and personal protective equipment. Staff are required to stay home if they are unwell or symptomatic.
Signage must be posted in re-opened parks and outdoor playgrounds to caution about the risks of COVID-19, as well as educate users in following the guidelines. Signage should include the following reminders:
- Individuals who are sick should stay home.
- A physical distance of two metres should be maintained between people not from the same household or extended household.
- Individuals should wash their hands before and after using parks and playgrounds.
- Avoid overcrowding. Individual groups must not exceed the restrictions on public gatherings.
Drinking water fountains may not operate.
Washroom facilities must be open with an increased cleaning and disinfecting schedule, ensuring soap and water or hand sanitizer is available, as well as the proper disposal of paper hand towels.
Children's Programming and Community Events
Children and youth day camps are permitted subject to the Child and Youth Day Camp Guidelines.
All additional public services, such as community-based programming, must be postponed.
All community events must be postponed.
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