The rules and issues around the COVID-19 pandemic continue to evolve and information changes consistently. Please take note of when our content was written and always go to the sources we’ve provided for the most current guidance.

Planning on visiting a playground with your kids or grandkids? Here are some tips adapted from the BC Centre for Disease Control to make sure you and your family stay safe.

5 tips for visiting playgrounds safely

  1. Stay home if anyone is sick.
  2. Arrive prepared – know which facilities are open (change rooms, bathrooms, etc.) and be sure to bring a hand sanitizer or masks (when social distancing is not possible). Try to bring your own drinking water. Be mindful that playground equipment won’t be cleaned and sanitized regularly.
  3. Follow the playground’s signs for physical distancing and avoid large gatherings. If the playground looks too busy, try to come back at another time.
  4. Reduce touching and sharing between households.
  5. Wash hands often. If you can’t wash with soap and water, use a Health Canada approved hand sanitizer

Do you have any tips? Feel free to share them in the comments below.

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Look through all of our COVID-19 related information on our website.

Where do we fit in?

Yes, we are a provincial regulator. We are responsible for some very specific transactions in BC. We aren’t experts on COVID-19. We won’t – and shouldn’t – ever give medical or legal advice. But we are in a unique circumstance right now and we want to help people navigate the current reality. We don’t have all the answers, but we will do our best to share information from reliable sources, put it in ways that are easy to digest and understand, provide referrals and help you navigate this situation.

About Consumer Protection BC

We are responsible for regulating specific industries and certain consumer transactions in British Columbia. If your concern is captured under the laws we enforce, we will use the tools at our disposal to assist you. If we can’t help you directly, we will be happy to provide you with as much information as possible. Depending on your concern, another organization may be the ones to speak to; other times, court or legal assistance may be the best option. Explore our website at