City of Yellowknife playgrounds and outdoor recreation areas now open

(CKLB Radio/ File photo)

Playgrounds and outdoor recreation areas are now open in the City of Yellowknife.

According to a news release, the facilities opened on Saturday, May 16 and the city is reminding residents “to follow all Public Health Orders and guidance of the Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO).”

The CPHO Dr. Kami Kandola recommends residents should:

  • Make sure that no more than 25 people are within the outdoor space (participants and observers) at any time.
  • Maintain physical distance rules of 2 metres or more from persons who do not reside in the same household, except as follows:
    • Children 12 years old and under may engage in outdoor play or sports with one another and are not required to maintain a minimum distance from one another while so engaged in outdoor play or sports.
    • Persons may play outdoor sports, with the exception of rugby. Spectators are required to maintain a minimum of 2 metres distance from one another. Players should physically distance where possible and should adhere to COVID-19 guidelines from their national and provincial sports organizations. Players and spectators together must not exceed 25 persons in any outdoor location.
  • Use face masks whenever a physical distance of 2 metres cannot be maintained.

“It is encouraged that playgrounds only be used by children 12 years and under,” The City of Yellowknife stated.

The City says that if you are sick or not feeling well, please do not enter the area and return home to self-isolate. Residents using city facilities should also ensure they adhere to proper hand sanitization rules. This means wiping down the equipment before and after use.

For more information visit the City webpage



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