Coronavirus information and guidance

Guidance when visiting our play areas

We want all visitors to enjoy our play areas so please follow this advice to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Do not visit one of our play areas if you or a member of your household has COVID-19 symptoms or have been told to self-isolate.

Before visiting a play area

  1. Consider which play area you are going to visit. Going to one of the smaller sites situated across the town may allow you to enjoy a play area that is not so busy.
  2. Consider that where practical only one adult per child should go in to the play area, this will allow more households to enjoy the facilities.
  3. Be mindful that food or drink cannot be consumed in the play area.
  4. Check Government guidance on the use of face coverings.
  5. Before leaving home ensure you have hand sanitiser and wipes.

When you arrive at the play area

  1. Check the signage on the outside of the play area for information on the maximum number of people that should be in the area at any one time, and additional advice.
  2. The maximum number of people allowed in the space will be displayed on the signage. If the play area is full, please queue outside of the play area, respecting social distancing guidance.
  3. Remind children not to touch their faces or put their hands in their mouths, and to cough or sneeze into a tissue or arm when a tissue is not available.
  4. Remind children not to put their mouths or faces on the equipment.

When in the play area

  1. Stay in your household group, and respect social distancing guidance when around other users.
  2. When you enter the play area sanitise your hands and the hands of any children under your supervision.
  3. Check for any signage highlighting any restrictions on the number of people who should be using an item of equipment.
  4. We recommended that you use your wipes to sanitise equipment before your child uses it. Handles, grips and seats are the types of areas that are regularly touched by children, be careful to make sure the grips are not slippery after wiping.
  5. Sanitise the hands of children under your supervision each time they come off an item of equipment as a minimum.
  6. Sanitise your hands if you touch equipment or other surfaces in the play area.
  7. Be mindful that others will want to use equipment.
  8. Do not consume any food or drink whilst in the play area.
  9. Take all litter home with your or use litter bins where available. It is important that used tissues and wipes are not left on the ground where children can pick them up.
  10. Do not stay in the play area when your children have finished playing, to allow those queuing the opportunity to use the play area.
Play Areas Status Open or Closed
Play Area Name Address Open or Closed
Belfairs Park Playground Eastwood Road North,
Leigh-on-Sea
Open
Belfairs Woodland Play Space Eastwood Road North,
Leigh-on-Sea
Open
Blenheim Park Play Area Mountdale Gardens,
Southend-on-Sea
Open
Bonchurch Park Playground Bonchurch Avenue,
Leigh-on-Sea
Open
Bournes Green Park Play Area Whittingham Avenue,
Southchurch
Open
Chalkwell Park Kings Road Play Area Chalkwell Avenue,
Southend-on-Sea
Open
Chalkwell Park London Road Play Area Chalkwell Avenue,
Southend-on-Sea
Open
Christchurch Road Play Area Christchurch Road,
Southchurch
Open
Cluny Square Playground Cluny Square,
Southend-on-Sea
Open
Cockethurst Park Play Area Whitehouse Road,
Eastwood
Open
Cockethurst Park West Play Space Snakes Lane,
Eastwood
Open
Dandies Playground Benvenue Avenue,
Eastwood
Open
Danescroft Avenue Playing Area Shannon Close,
Leigh-on-Sea
Open
Delaware Playground Goldmere Close,
Shoeburyness
Open
Eastwood Park Play Area Brooklands Avenue,
Eastwood
Open
Fairfax Drive Play Area Fairfax Drive,
Wesrcliff-on-Sea
Open
Friars Park Play Area Exeter Close,
Shoeburyness
Open
Gainsborough Playground Prittlewell Chase,
Southend-on-Sea
Open
Garrison Play Area Warrior Square Road,
Shoeburyness
Open
Gunners Park Play Area New Barge Pier Road,
Shoeburyness
Open
Jenna Close Play Area Ness Road,
Shoeburyness
Open
Jones Memorial Grounds Play Area Sutton Road,
Southend-on-Sea
Open
Leigh Library Gardens Play Area Broadway West,
Southend-on-Sea
Open
Lifstan Way Playground Dalmatia Road,
Southend-on-Sea
Open
Manners Way Playground Manners Way,
Southend-on-Sea
Open
Milton Gardens Play Area St Vincents Road,
Southend-onSea
Open
Oakwood Park Play Area Stephenson Road,
Southend-on-Sea
Open
Priory Park Playground Victoria Avenue,
Southend-on-Sea
Open
Scott Park Play Area Green Lane,
Southend-on-Sea
Open
Shoebury Park North Play Area Elm Road,
Shoeburyness
Open
Sidmouth Avenue Playground Sidmouth Avenue,
Southend-on-Sea
Open
Southchurch Park Play Area Shaftsbury Ave,
Southend-on-Sea
Open
St Laurence Park Playground EastwoodBury Lane,
Southend-on-Sea
Open
The Three Shells Beach Western Esplanade,
Southend-on-sea
Open
Wicklow Walk Play Area Wicklow Walk,
Shoeburyness
Open
Shoebury East Beach Play Area Shoebury East Beach Open

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