COVID-19: All council play parks across Lochaber are closed

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Signs are going up at Highland Council play parks in Lochaber and elsewhere to reinforce the message that they are all closed due to COVID-19 and will remain closed until further notice.

The Highland-wide closures are for health and safety reasons and are in line with the latest national guidance to limit the spread of the virus.

All regular safety inspections and maintenance works at the play parks have been suspended. Not all parks can by physically locked up, but members of the public are being asked to respect the closures and refrain from using any of the play areas.

A council spokesman said: ‘We are asking the public to make sure they assist in the reduction of the spread of COVID-19 by adhering to the notices going up and avoid using any of our play areas. We want people to stay safe and our playgrounds will reopen only when it is safe to do so.

‘In the meantime, we want people to stay safe, so we are reminding everyone exercising outside that they need to observe the national social distancing two-metre guidelines. We thank everyone for their understanding at this time.’