Under the re-open Saskatchewan plan, playgrounds are allowed to be open as of June 12, 2020 with some restrictions and guidelines. The Naicam playground off of 4th Ave N (by Churchview Lodge) will be opening on June 12. We ask everyone to do their part in following the province’s guidelines and reducing risk as the playground in Naicam is not a supervised area. Use of the playground facility is at your own risk. The playground will need to close briefly twice a day between 8:00 am -8:30 am and 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm for disinfection protocols. We ask that anyone using the equipment during these times respect the staff when they ask you to clear the area and wait for them to be done. They will let you know when it is okay to go back on the equipment.
Please note, the bathrooms will still be closed as will the spray park. We will know more about the opening of these areas when they announce Phase 4. Council continues to review updates regarding COVID at each Council meeting.
If the playground looks busy, or specific area looks busy please consider waiting until it clears a bit or returning at a later time. Proper social distancing is still required. We thank everyone for their anticipated cooperation and compliance.
Every person who visits a park or outdoor playground must follow public health orders in order to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.
- People exhibiting signs of illness should not enter parks or playgrounds. If you think you may be sick, use the Government of Saskatchewan’s self-assessment tool for COVID-19 and follow the subsequent directions.
- People not from the same household or extended household should maintain two metres of physical distancing at all times.
- Limit gathering with other people when entering and leaving the park/playground and supervising children playing (e.g. paths, benches, picnic areas).
- Group sizes must comply with the public gathering restrictions.
- Ensure frequent hand hygiene for everyone before, during and after outdoor play.
- If an area is busy, such as playground equipment or park space, come back when it’s not as busy or use another play area.
- Do not share toys or sports equipment between groups.
- Practice proper hand hygiene: Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water or, when unavailable, with hand sanitizer. Refrain from touching your face. Carry and use alcohol-based hand sanitizers approved by Health Canada (DIN or NPN number) before and after using playground and other recreational equipment.
- Consider limiting children and other members of your household to only visiting playgrounds close to your home. This will help limit the number of people your family may come into contact with during the visit.