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City of London reopens playgrounds beginning July 18

Park playgrounds will reopen for use starting this Saturday, July 18. The opening of playgrounds follows the Provincial announcement that London-Middlesex will enter Stage 3 of Ontario’s Framework for Reopening beginning today. 

“Thanks to the community’s ongoing commitment in following public health measures, I am happy to say we are able to safely reopen our playgrounds,” says Mayor Ed Holder. “I know many families will be excited for this news and to once again be able to enjoy playgrounds in neighbourhoods across London.”

Londoners are reminded that playgrounds are unsupervised and amenities are not sanitized. Playground users should wash or sanitize their hands after using the play structures.

While using playgrounds, residents are asked to continue to follow health measures that remain in place to stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • Stay two metres away from others using the playground
  • Sneeze or cough into your sleeve or elbow or cover with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Follow all social gatherings guidelines
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer

Londoners will see new signage installed at playgrounds with a reminder of these health measures.