A POPULAR Birmingham trampoline park will be bouncing back tomorrow when it reopens to the public tomorrow (Saturday, August 1) for the first time since March.
Rush has introduced new safety measures and social distancing, along with free sessions for NHS and key workers’ families.
The very first people to bounce their day away tomorrow will be NHS and key workers’ families after the venue gave away 200 family jump tickets to say thank you for their efforts during the Coronavirus crisis.
Dominick Cunningham, who won gold at the Commonwealth Games in 2018, reopened the park with a virtual re-opening ceremony and gymanists display on Rush’s Facebook page tonight.
Check out the video here –
Rush will be following the International Association of Trampoline Parks’s re-opening guidelines and Government guidance and plans to implement a phased re-opening strategy with a number of new measures being introduced following a consolation with its staff and customers.
Rush will also be introducing a huge number of new safety measures to keep customers and staff safe but still able to visit and have fun at the parks.
They include –
Reduced capacity jump sessions of only 80 people per 90 minute jump session.
A completely new customer journey throughout the park to ensure social distancing while moving around.
A phased unlocking of the business with significantly reduced capacity and opening hours during each phase.
Temperature checks and enhanced PPE equipment for staff.
A contactless sales and drive-thru ‘checking in’ process with online booking only.
An intense ‘always on’ cleaning schedule carried out by the new COVID-buster team with an enhanced cleaning schedule and a 30 minute deep clean between each jump session.
All customers will be required to watch a remote video in how to use the park safely and practice social distancing and will sign up to a ‘pledge’ to follow social distance guidelines.
Implementing a new ‘age’ restriction policy. All children under the age of eight must have an adult member of their family supervising them at all times. All those aged 15 and under need to have an adult present with them in the building. Children under the age of four can only visit the park for a dedicated Toddler.
There is a session on a Sunday at 10am.
A new ‘Social Distance Director’ role has been created for each jump session and the member of staff will be ensuring children are following good social distancing in a fun way.
Phil James, Group Head of Operations, Rush said: “The indoor leisure sector has been significantly impacted by the Covid-19 crisis and it was absolutely devastating to go from one of our best ever month in February to being closed in March this year.
“By releasing our plans for re-opening, we want our customers to be reassured that Rush will be as safe and clean as possible.
“While we are lucky in that our trampolines are at least 2m apart and our parks are huge so children can still enjoy Rush safely, we still have a huge challenge in keeping the business afloat and we need our customers to support us when we do re-open to ensure long term viability of the business.”
Visit www.rushuk.com for more information and to book tickets.