New issue of Focus on play
This issue of Focus on play provides information and guidance for parks and open space officers and playground managers. It sets out some of the factors for consideration when decisions are being made regarding which spaces will be available and promoted for play and ensuring sufficiency of play opportunities.
It features information about:
- Easing of lockdown – re-opening spaces for play
- Types of play and recreational space
- Making space available for playing – questions to consider.
It is important to remember that there are a wide range of spaces where children can be encouraged to play in the community and where it is safe to do so within current regulations. Play Wales advocates for an approach that puts children’s well-being first in decisions about where children can play.
Although this issue of Focus on play is aimed at parks and open space officers and playground managers it offers useful information for all those with a responsibility for providing opportunities for children to play.
We recognise that under the current circumstances, little remains constant and we will update this briefing as and when new information becomes available.