“FoSAP has been in contact with Bristol city council, stressing the importance of getting functional toilets back in use in the Park as soon as possible. This is a city wide issue, the importance of which the council is well aware. The statement below sets out the council’s present position. We will update you as soon as we know more.
The Parks team are endeavouring to open the toilet facilities where possible, however, this is being looked at on a site by site basis. It is essential that both individual site visits and risk assessments are carried out on each site to ensure the safety of not just the users of the facilities, but also the cleaning operatives. There are a large number of factors to consider as part of this process in order for the toilet facilities be opened. This includes the cleaning frequency / schedule, storage and disposal of potentially contaminated waste, toiletry supplies, hand sanitisation facilities and managing queues with signs / barriers. All of this needs to be doable whilst practising social distancing. This will likely result in a phased approach of opening the toilets at a limited capacity in order to incorporate the conditions above.
Please be assured that Bristol City Council will endeavour to open the toilets at [PARK NAME] once it is deemed safe to do so. In the interim, we are currently advising citizens to use local parks for the purpose of short exercise / meetings, whilst maintaining social distancing.
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