Dobbies Garden Centre in Thornbury has reopened its soft play area.

The move comes after updated guidance from the Government stated that soft plays may reopen in England.

A number of social distancing measures have been put in place.

The soft play will be cleaned and sanitised before opening, mid-way through the day and after closing. Atalian Servest have been employed to apply Zoono antibacterial cleaning product fortnightly.

There will also be reduced capacity, with customers requested to book in advance to manage numbers.

This will also enable staff members to collect data for NHS Test and Trace.

There are extra hand cleaning stations, and adults will be required to wear face coverings until seated at a table within the soft play. Face coverings are not required for children under 11.

Graeme Jenkins, CEO of Dobbies, said: “We have successfully reopened garden centres and restaurants across the UK, and are well-place to welcome customers into our soft plays.

"Thank you to all team members who have worked hard to ensure our soft plays are ready and we look forward to welcoming visitors for a fun and safe day out.”

Soft Play at Dobbies' Gloucester garden centre will open on again on Monday.

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