The lagos State Government says it has re-opened two of its recreational parks for public use from September 1, after several months of closure due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
They are: Ndubuisi Kanu Park in Alausa Ikeja with maximum occupancy restricted to 150 people and Dr. Abayomi Finnih Park in Oregun Ikeja with occupancy limits of 100 people.
In a statement signed by the Assistant Director of Public Affairs, Mrs Titilayo Ajirotutu and the General Manager of the Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency, LASPARK, Mrs Adetoun Popoola said “the Agency has made necessary arrangements and put in place relevant safety protocols for the public to visit the parks”.
She stressed that strict observance of these guidelines including physical distancing, use of face masks, temperature checks and washing of hands with soap and running water is necessary to reduce the risk of exposure to the virus.
The LASPARK General Manager however advised children below 5 and Adults over 65years of age to stay at home to reduce their risk of infection while all play items and games which have high touch surfaces would also not be operational for now at the parks.
She said other public recreational parks in various parts of the State are still being assessed for re-opening and the public would be notified accordingly and reiterated that people should please stay home if they do not feel well or have any symptoms of COVID-19 infection.