Playgrounds across Stirling will reopen from this Monday (29th June) as part of Phase 2 of the Scottish Government’s roadmap for easing Covid-19 restrictions.
Stirling Council Coronavirus Update

Signs will be in place at each play area to remind parents, guardians and children of the need to continue to follow social distancing measures.

Everyone should also follow Public Health Scotland advice and frequently apply hand sanitiser before and after the use of any facilities.

The playgrounds will not be supervised and cleansing will not be undertaken by Council staff.

Government travel guidelines still in place

Please also be aware that the Scottish Government’s guidelines on travelling no more than five miles for leisure and recreation remains in place and should be followed.

As a result, all car parks will remain closed until July 3rd to comply with this guidance.

Ensure playgrounds remains safe for all

Convener of the Environment and Housing Committee, Councillor Jim Thomson, said: “This is welcome news that we are able to open up Stirling’s playgrounds to all of our communities. With a combination of warm weather and the schools holidays, the public will no doubt be eager to start using them again.

“However, it is important that people remember that we are still in Phase 2 of the Scottish Government’s roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions and guidelines should still be followed. Anyone using the playgrounds must continue to adhere to both social distancing and hygiene rules in order to ensure that they remain safe environments for everybody.

“Restrictions are still in place, and we need people to adhere to these to protect others.”

New signage on social distancing

Vice Convener, Councillor Danny Gibson, said: “Our playgrounds provide a fun and engaging way for our children to enjoy exercise and I know many families across Stirling have greatly missed being able to use them.

“We have put in place new signage to remind people that they must continue to follow the guidelines, and it will be parents and guardians responsibility to supervise their own children.”