Kids swing into action at parks

Noah Dugandzic (Louisa Jones) 209147_45

By Luke Voogt

Mia, Noah and Ruby Dugandzic were able to enjoy being kids again as playgrounds reopened across Geelong on Tuesday.

The Corio siblings took to swings, slides and skateboards at Flinders Park as City Hall opened playgrounds, outdoor gym equipment and skate parks across the city.

The reopening coincided with the easing of stage three COVID-19 restrictions across Victoria.

People can now gather in groups of up to 10 at these public spaces but must maintain a distance of 1.5 metres from anyone outside their household.

That number is set to increase to 20 next Monday, with social distancing requirements to remain in place.

“It’s great to be able to provide the community the chance to use our much-loved playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor gym spaces again,” Geelong mayor Stephanie Asher said.

“We encourage people to use these facilities safely and to maintain their commitment to the social distancing and hygiene guidelines, which are in place to ensure we can slow the spread of coronavirus while starting to enjoy some of our wonderful public areas once again.”

Luke Voogt