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Playgrounds closed during lockdown

Published: 28 March 2020

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Playgrounds closed during lockdown.

Aucklanders are advised to steer clear of all playgrounds and not play on basketball courts or sports fields during the COVID-19 lockdown.

These are classed as areas where people congregate and so are off-limits to ensure the lockdown is as effective as possible - the risk of community transmission of COVID-19 is too high to keep them open.

But it’s not all bad news, you can still go for a walk, run or bike through your local park. Children can get some much-needed fresh air and stretch their legs outdoors as long as they maintain a two-metre distance from other visitors.

Remember to stay local and keep your distance from others.

Visit for more information on recreation with kids under COVID-19 Alert Level 4.

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