The Greater Victoria School District is reopening its playgrounds and sports courts on Friday, June 12th to allow students to engage in outdoor activities in a safe way.
The sports courts that will reopen include:
- Basketball courts
- Tennis courts
- Tetherball courts
Playing fields continue to remain open for casual, informal use (no organized sports).
“We are conditionally reopening our playgrounds and play courts after receiving guidelines from our public health authorities,” said Superintendent Shelley Green. “Safety continues to be our top priority, so we are instructing students on how to safely engage in outdoor activities during a pandemic. We understand that members of the public will also utilize our outdoor facilities. We kindly remind them to follow health and safety protocols to avoid any spread of infection.”
The District is posting guidelines for play to remind the public to adhere to health and safety measures. As the courts and playground equipment will not be cleaned or disinfected, it is important that the public follows these guidelines to reduce potential risks:
- Sick children must not enter the playground
- A physical distance of two metres (six feet) between parents and guardians should be maintained
- Children should clean their hands before and after using the playground
- Avoid overcrowding
- Avoid touching your face