Winnipeg School Division shutting down playgrounds

The Winnipeg School Division says its playgrounds are now off-limits for those who don’t attend the school during the day.

The division says the move is being made because of increased use by community members during school hours.

“WSD recognizes that outdoor play is one of the few pleasures families have at this time, however, WSD schools have unfortunately been experiencing people congregating at the school playgrounds both during and after school hours,” said a statement from the division.

“The purpose of moving to Critical Red Level and remote learning is to disrupt the opportunity for the COVID virus and variants from transmitting among students and staff in any school setting, including school playgrounds.”

RELATED: Manitoba school play structures recommended to shut down amid pandemic

Signs will be installed to make sure community members are aware.

Story continues below advertisement

The closure will be in place until at least May 30, which is the day remote learning for students in Winnipeg and Brandon is scheduled to end.

© 2021 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

About admin

Check Also

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Quebec adds more than 550 new COVID-19 cases, 8 more deaths

Quebec is reporting 551 new cases and eight more deaths, including two in the …