CHRISTCHURCH'S popular splash park is to remain closed until at least June 21 as the park is “not able to meet" the government’s current Covid-19 guidelines.

The Christchurch Quay Splashpark has stayed shut even though outdoor pools and waterparks were able to reopen on May 17, so long as social distancing rules could be adhered to.

This comes after a rise in temperatures in Dorset over the Bank Holiday weekend prompted many parents to enquire about the opening times of the water park, run by BCP Council.

Difficulties surrounding the supervision of visitor numbers at the free water park, as well as enforcing the two metre distancing rule, have meant that the council have chosen to keep the park closed until the lifting of full lockdown restrictions.

Bournemouth Echo:

In an announcement on their social media page, Christchurch Quay Splashpark said: “Thank you for your messages regarding the opening of Christchurch Quay Splashpark.

“Public safety remains our primary concern. We are not able to meet the government’s current safety guidelines and the splashpark must therefore remain closed.

“As you are aware, the situation is constantly changing and we will post here, and on our website, when we have an understanding of when we might be able to reopen safely.

“Providing the guidance changes in accordance with the government roadmap, we envisage our splash park to be in operation from Monday June 21 – we will update this page as soon as we have an update.”