COUNCIL owned play areas will begin to re-open next week after months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

There will be a phased opening of the sites with Pembrey Country Park, North Dock Llanelli and Llyn Llech Owain opening on Monday following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. Both Park Howard play areas will open on Tuesday.

Carmarthenshire County Council is urging users to behave responsibly, and in line with current social distancing measures.

Visitors to all council owned play areas will be responsible for their own health and safety and are encouraged to handwash or sanitise prior to and after using the equipment.

Food or drink in the play area is not permitted and users should dispose of any litter in bins or by taking it home.

Signage is being put in place to remind people to be socially responsible.

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As the county continues its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic more people are now getting out and about, but extra care needs to be taken to help stop the spread.

The council’s executive board member for leisure, Cllr Peter Hughes Griffiths said: “We are pleased to be opening our playgrounds in time for the start of the summer holidays. I must emphasise that the virus has not gone away and we need to ensure we do everything we can to stop the spread. Whilst we want everyone to be able to enjoy in these areas safety guidelines need to be followed and please respect others around.”

Other council owned play areas include Cynghordy, Pembrey Park, Peniel, Felinfach in Ystradowen, Golwyg Yr Aman in Cwmamman, Llansteffan Beach, Maesawelon in Dryslwn, Penybryn Traveller Site and Ysbitty Road in Bynea and Foelgastell. The reopening of these areas will be communicated once they become available for use.

All other play areas in the county are managed by town and community councils and other organisations.

Please visit the council’s website updates page to check for any changes and re-opening dates –

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