Let us play: parents and charities plead for swings and slides to be kept open during lockdown

  Many playgrounds now face closure as Covid cases rise, but campaigners say their benefits to children’s wellbeing are crucial Play charities are calling for councils to keep playgrounds open during lockdown, as many are closed due to fears that they encourage people to “congregate and socialise”. In a letter from Play England to all local authorities in England, several experts who work with children say that playgrounds should stay open “to reduce the catastrophic impact of Covid and lockdown on children’s physical and mental health and wellbeing”. Continue reading... .. Full story on theguardian.com 

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