• Children below five and adults above 65 years not allowed
The Lagos State Government, Sunday, has reopened two recreational facilities for public use with necessary safety protocols put in place.
The centres include: Ndubisi Kanu Park in Alausa and the Dr Abayomi Finnish Park in Oregun, Ikeja.
This was according to the Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Lagos State Parks and Gardens, Mrs. Titilayo Ajirotutu in a press statement issued on Sunday in Lagos.
The state had closed down all parks in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic to contain the community spread of the virus.
This measure denied fun seekers the opportunity to relax in the open and hindered government revenue from the facilities.
In the statement, the General Manager LASPARK, Mrs. Adetoun Popoola, was quoted, “The agency has made necessary arrangements and put in place relevant safety protocols for the public to visit the parks”.
She added, “Strict observance of COVID-19 guidelines including physical distancing, use of face masks, temperature checks, and washing of hands with soap and running water is germane to reducing the risk of exposure to the virus.”
Accordingly, the GM reminded residents that children below five and adults above 65 years are advised to stay home to reduce their risk of infection.
In her words, “All play items and games which have high touch surfaces will also not be operational for now at the parks.
“The occupancy limit of the parks have been restricted to 150 people for Ndubuisi Kanu Park and 100 people for Dr. Abayomi Finnih park to prevent overcrowding,” she stated.
While noting that that other public recreational parks across the state are still being assessed for reopening, the LASPARK boss said the public would be notified accordingly.Follow us on social media