Banbury and Brackley towns order closure of public playgrounds as UK coronavirus response

The public playgrounds in Banbury and Brackley have now closed across the towns as part of the UK coronavirus response.

By Matt Elofson
Tuesday, 24th March 2020, 10:57 am
Updated Tuesday, 24th March 2020, 11:07 am

The towns Banbury and Brackley ordered its playgrounds and fitness equipment closed to the public this morning (Tuesday March 24) by order of HM Government as part of the UK coronavirus response.

The Brackley closures are effective from 12am this morning (Tuesday March 24) for a minimum period of 21 days.

No equipment safety checks will be carried out whilst the play areas are closed.

The town Banbury announced the closure of the council’s playgrounds, play areas and multi-use play spaces.

Parents with children off school are asked to abide by the restrictions to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The Cherwell District Council leisure centres and Banbury Musuem are also now closed.

Playground equipment in Brackley now closed to the public (photo from Brackley Town Council social media)