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Public Health (Wales) Act 2017

Section 12 - Public playgrounds

29.This section provides that outdoor public playgrounds in Wales are smoke-free premises. It provides details about what is meant by “public playgrounds” in the context of smoke-free premises in this Chapter. Outdoor premises will amount to a playground if they meet the requirements specified in subsection (4). These requirements focus on local authority involvement, the purpose for which the premises are used, and the presence of playground equipment. Premises that amount to a playground are smoke-free within a boundary if there is one, or in the absence of a boundary, then within 5 metres of playground equipment. “Playground equipment” is defined in section 28.

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