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Source: Auckland Council

Aucklanders are advised to steer clear of all playgrounds and not play on basketball courts or sports fields during the COVID-19 lockdown.

These are classed as areas where people congregate and so are off-limits to ensure the lockdown is as effective as possible – the risk of community transmission of COVID-19 is too high to keep them open.

But it’s not all bad news, you can still go for a walk, run or bike through your local park. Children can get some much-needed fresh air and stretch their legs outdoors as long as they maintain a two-metre distance from other visitors.

Remember to stay local, keep your distance from others and exercise only where you can go on foot or bike.

Visit for more information on recreation with kids under COVID-19 Alert Level 4.