March 24, 2020
At this time the Chief Public Health Officer has not directed closure of municipal playgrounds – that decision falls to the municipality to make a decision – if you feel that you can support the enhanced cleaning requirements and have the ability to monitor social distancing, the decision is left to you.
That said Public Schools Branch have put up notices in all their spaces to close their school playgrounds. Summerside, Charlottetown and Stratford have closed their playground equipment.
Some larger Canadian municipalities such as London, Toronto, Nanaimo, Barrie, Vancouver, Edmonton, Fredericton, Halifax are taking the following measures: Public parks and walking trails are generally being kept open with social distancing encouraged (signage erected) but discouraging any groups. Playgrounds/play equipment being closed (e.g. caution tape/notices erected); all recreation facilities including pools and playing fields closed.