On Friday 26 June the Government published its guidance for managing playgrounds and outdoor gyms.  The Association of Play Industries has been inundated with queries about the guidelines and has released its own interpretation of the guidance.


API Chair Mark Hardy says: “Our summary allows practical solutions that will allow public play areas to re-open at the weekend.  Whilst it’s not our role to provide formal guidance, we hope we have managed to facilitate a reasonable approach and clarified some of the main areas of concern.”


Read the API Summary


Notes to Editors

The Association of Play Industries (API) www.api-play.org  is the lead trade body within the play sector and campaigns at the highest levels for policy recognition for play. Its members are leading manufacturers, installers, designers and distributors of both outdoor and indoor play equipment and safety surfacing. Founded in 1984, the API represents 85% of the play industry.

The API operates under the umbrella of the Federation of Sports and Play Associations (FSPA), the national trade body responsible for representing Sports and Play Associations in the UK’s sport and play industries. www.sportsandplay.com

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