The Town of Vegreville is set to take the tape off town owned playgrounds ...
Earlier this week, town Council approved the opening of municipally owned effective today.
According to the town, playground user must practice physical distancing at all times and are urged to wash and/or sanitize their hands before and immediately visiting playgrounds.
Vegreville Mayor Tim MacPhee reminds residents to exercise caution while having fun.
MacPhee notes the opening of playgrounds is for Town of Vegreville owned property only and asks that residents respect that other playgrounds, such as those on school property, may not yet be open to the public as of yet.
The Town of Tofield is also re-opening playground structures but also recommend exercising caution.
In a written statement, Tofield Mayor Debora Dueck says “the success of parks remaining open is up to all of us. If they are abused, they could be closed again.”
She asks residents to follow all signage and Provincial regulations.
The province has releases a list of guidelines to help Albertans better enjoy playgrounds in the COVID-19 era.
Those guidelines state that those who are sick or have symptoms related to COVID-19 must not use playgrounds and encourages children to avoid sharing toys or sports equipment and to limit contact with individuals outside of their household or cohort family.