What is the evidence related to playground equipment and risk of COVID-19 transmission?
This rapid evidence profile addresses four questions: 1) What is the evidence related to playground equipment and risk of COVID-19 transmission?; 2) Has re-opening playgrounds had an effect on COVID-19 transmission in other jurisdictions?; 3) What are the critical risk factors associated with playground equipment?; and 4) What mitigation strategies have been introduced in other jurisdictions to permit use of playground equipment? We identified five highly relevant guidelines developed using robust processes that address three of the four questions (questions 1, 3 and 4). We also identified one moderately relevant full systematic review, two moderately relevant rapid reviews, and one moderately relevant guidance document developed using some type of evidence synthesis and/or expert opinion that may be helpful in addressing two of the four questions (questions 3 and 4). We did not identify any evidence documents related to question 2.