Monkey Bizz in Strood has reopened with new coronavirus safety measures in place

A popular soft play centre has finally reopened after more than six months of closure because of coronavirus.

Monkey Bizz in Medway welcomed families back for the first time on Monday morning (October 3) after putting a raft of new safety measures in place.

Monkey Bizz has reopened in Strood
Monkey Bizz has reopened in Strood

The soft play centre, which includes separate play areas for both babies and toddlers and older children as well as an additional role play area and cafe, is now asking all visitors to pre-book their visit.

The attraction, based on the Medway City Estate in Chaucer Close, Strood is operating at 40% capacity to enable social distancing for both staff and customers.

Timed sessions will also carefully control visitor numbers and enable cleaning to take place during play sessions, for deep cleans between slots as well as the fogging of equipment every evening after closing.

Soft play centres were given the green light to reopen, with new restrictions, back in August. (Stock image).
Soft play centres were given the green light to reopen, with new restrictions, back in August. (Stock image).

Bookings, which are now limited to two and a half hours, will also only be available for groups of a maximum of six (including adults and babies) to also ensure the latest government requirements relating to social gatherings are met whilst hand sanitising stations have also been installed across the site.

Kent's soft play centres were first given the green light to reopen in August but it has taken many attractions time to both understand and implement the extensive guidance that the government requires to be in place.

Monkey Bizz has reopened on the Medway City Estate. The Roller Bizz roller disco and gym closed prior to coronavirus in September last year.
Monkey Bizz has reopened on the Medway City Estate. The Roller Bizz roller disco and gym closed prior to coronavirus in September last year.

Monkey Bizz, which was forced to close its neighbouring attraction Roller Bizz and gym last September due to rising costs, is reopening its soft play seven days a week between 9.30am and 6pm. Birthday parties are not currently available in line with the latest rules surrounding coronavirus.

To learn more about the new safety measures in place and to pre-book your family's outing please visit www.medwaybizz.co.uk

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