Crich Parish Council

Serving the people of Crich Parish

Clerk RFO: Carolyn Jennings
Glebe Field Centre, Glebe
Field Close, Crich, Matlock
Derbyshire DE4 5EU

Tel: 01773 853928

Crich Recreation Ground outdoor gym and play equipment to remain closed due to Government requirements

The Parish Council has considered the Risks relating to Covid-19 Government Guidance for managing outdoor gym and play equipment, and has concluded that the Council are not able, at this time, to comply with all of the requirements. In particular the recommendations made in Section 4, 'Key principles for safely reopening'.

The Council does not have the resources to reasonably mitigate some of the risks present, and this unfortunately prohibits the reopening of the outdoor gym and play equipment to meet current Health and Safety requirements of providing safe facilities for public use. The Council is recommending that play equipment that has not been sanitised and cleaned should not be used. The Council will post notices to this effect.

This was a very difficult decision to make, but the Council has no alternative - Covid-19 is still a real, dangerous threat to human life, and the Council cannot operate facilities that compromise public safety.

The outdoor gym and play equipment remain closed to safeguard public health, anyone using the equipment does so at their own risk and is responsible for endangering others.

Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 14:16 by Carolyn Jennings

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