Posted May 18, 2020 in News
Hope for re-opening…
The government has indicated that attractions such as the zoo may be allowed to open from July and so we are gearing ourselves to this date but we have put in place the opening mission to open so our aim is to be ready in June should we be allowed to open our doors.
The date of re-opening depends on government decision and we are not in control of when this will be. Whilst given the information currently available it is a possibility that we may be able to open soon and therefore we are working on a re-opening plan to ensure we are ready to open as soon as we can.
Re-opening to visitors begins with risk assessments for both visitors and staff to ensure the day out will be totally safe for both. We will need to evaluate what exactly opening means but we know this will not be the same day out as visitors have experienced for many years and, inevitably, restrictions will be in a place.
However, despite the restrictions, we will endeavour to give the best possible day out people can enjoy in a totally safe area.
From what we have been told, Europe, where many parks and zoos are now open, the attendance has only been registered as 30% of their usual attendance. Financially this will make our opening very tough but we have to start somewhere so we welcome the government proposal that all being well, opening is only a matter of weeks away or earlier if possible.
Everyone at Colchester Zoo is working extremely hard to be ready.
We understand and appreciate that there will be a number of questions surrounding our re-opening therefore have put together FAQs to reassure you of all the safety measures we have in place.