PARKS and playgrounds opened again for the first time in weeks on Friday, with people of all ages keen to get out and use facilities, albeit with strict regulations in place.
As of Friday, the government relaxed COVID-19 restrictions, allowing, among other thins, public gatherings of up to 10 people, the re-opening of food and drink premises, but only to seat a maximum of 10 customers at any one time, and up to five visitors can visit another household at any one time.
As a result, families to the opportunity to visit the Adventure Playground, skate park and other play gyms and parks scattered around the city.
Eleven-year-old Georgie Clarke and her friend Maggie Killen were among those at the Adventure Playground over the weekend, they called in after going for a walk.
"They were so excited to come here" Maggie's mum, Moune Killen said.
"We were out walking the dog and they asked can we go via the park, we hadn't actually thought about coming here until they asked," she said.
"They were so excited to be able to come here they ran," she said.
For Maggie, she said the best thing about being back at the Adventure Playground was seeing friends, and having fun.
"It's fun being able to use the maze or the slide, it's been pretty boring at home, and not being able to see your friends.
"It's just good to be out"
Georgie, also 11, felt the same.
"It's so good to be able to have fun after not being able to do anything for so long," she said.
While the girls were allowed to visit the playground, Ms Killen said they reminded them about the importance of social distancing.
"That's the first thing we said when we came down," she said.
"Keep your distance from everyone," she said.
Following Friday's lifting of restrictions, the State Government reminded everyone that as the community becomes more active, it's important people continue maintaining a physical distance of at least 1.5 metres from others, practise good hand hygiene, staying active and healthy, take extra care if they're around vulnerable people, and get tested if they have any symptoms of the COVID-19 virus.