PLAYPARKS in the Wee County reopened earlier this week.

Clackmannanshire Council announced that local playparks opened to the public again from Monday, June 29.

The sites had been closed since March, when strict lockdown measures were introduced to reduce the spread of Covid-19 across the country.

However, they have reopened in line with the measures set out in phase two of the Scottish Government's routemap out of lockdown.

The local authority's website said those visiting them should "follow social distancing guidelines and government advice on hand cleaning".

And guidance from the Scottish Government said: "The virus can be transmitted when you touch surfaces.

"Children should not use a play park if it is crowded.

"If children use a play park they should be extra careful about hand hygiene and everyone should use an alcohol based hand rub (hand sanitiser) immediately before and after using the play equipment."

Scotland moved into phase two of lockdown on June 18, and the Scottish Government website said there is "reasonable confidence" of a move to phase three on July 9.

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