West Midland Safari Park is preparing to reopen to the public. The park is set to open its doors on Monday April 12, in-line with the lifting of Covid restrictions roadmap.
The safari park closed in early January 2021 when the third national lockdown commenced. Members of staff have been busy preparing the attraction site for a safe reopening, ensuring a series of safety measures are in place. Such measures include the introduction of additional hand sanitizing stations, the regular disinfection of public areas, placing limitations of the number of visitors entering public areas, and installing new social distancing signage.
In 2020, West Midland Safari Park invested in Zoono, an antimicrobial protection spray. When the spray is applied to an area, its effectiveness lasts for 30 days. The site will also introduce the mandatory NHS Test & Trace Scheme, meaning guests aged 16 and over have to check-in when they enter the park.
Chris Kelly, managing director at West Midland Safari Park, commented on the imminent reopening: “After what has been a very long winter and an extremely tough 18 months for everyone during this global pandemic, we’re thrilled to be seeing some light at the end of the tunnel, starting with the Park’s reopening next week.
“Our staff have been working incredibly hard to prepare all areas of the Park, so that guests can have a safe and enjoyable visit when we welcome them back. We will be encouraging our guests to continue to adhere to all our safety procedures and will be monitoring government guidelines closely, as we navigate our way through the months ahead in lifting various measures,” Kelly added.