Coghlan Elementary School sent home a letter to parents on Friday advising them of the new policy. (CBC)
On Friday, Coghlan Fundamental Elementary School in Langley informed parents of a number of injuries on the playground and laid out the new hands-off policy.
Henceforth any activities involving touching in the playground were banned for kindergarten students, include tag, holding hands and any sort of fighting games such as "Star Wars games."
Penalties include being grounded during playtime, or a trip to the office.
Principal Barb Dayco says the new no-touch policy is necessary for the safety of kindergarten students,
"We had a few children who had been injured on the playground and we felt that as young as they are, we needed some time to teach them how to play safely."
She says even holding hands in a school playground can put children at risk.
"The hand-holding it can be positive and it can be negative. We wanted to teach them how to make contact in a positive way. Not to grab someone's hand and drag them along, but to hold their hand in a positive way."
A touch too much?