SEA LIFE Brighton opening date announced

SEA LIFE sites across England and Ireland have announced its plans to reopen to the public.

Wednesday, 24th June 2020, 11:50 am
Updated Wednesday, 24th June 2020, 11:52 am
SEA LIFE announces opening date

It plans to reopen to visitors from July 4.

Each of the site teams has worked throughout the lockdown to design and implement reopening measures that ensure that the attraction is safe for visitors and colleagues alike.

Craig Dunkerley, spokesperson for Sea Life, said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming guests back to all of our Sea Life sites across England and Ireland and as ever, the health and safety of our visitors and staff remains our number one priority.

“Each site is utilising an extensive range of safety measures, designed to ensure a happy, safe and healthy experience for all. I’m sure after many the extended lockdown, many families, particularly with younger children, will be in real need of escapism, entertainment and a way of making happy new memories with those they love.

“I know our teams around the country – plus our site’s aquatic residents – are all looking forward to offering just that.”

Measures in place include online only bookings with guests having to pre-book a specific time-slot for their visit to ensure visitor numbers remain at a safe level, social distancing including in the queues and during the talks from expert team members guests will be spaced. There may also be phased entrancing in place at certain points around the site to keep groups apart while also making sure everyone gets to meet every creature on display. Markers will be in place at most points onsite to help make this simple

While you won’t need specific PPE in order to gain admission, Sea Life staff may be wearing appropriate items and clothing so they can work safely. Fixtures such as clear plastic screens at check-in desks and tills may also be in-place. There will also be temperature checks in place at all entrances for guests and team members.

The sites will also have additional cleaning taking place throughout the day and hygiene stations and hand sanitiser will be available

If staff or any of their party displays any symptoms of Covid-19, they are asked to postpone their visit and to contact the site to change the date of their booking.

While Sea Life has been closed during lockdown, aquarists and other team members have worked tirelessly to care for the creatures at each site, both practically via cleaning and feeding for example, but also emotionally via activities and stimuli to ensure that fishy friends who are used to a lot of interaction and excitement didn’t become bored.

Visit www.visitsealife.com for more information and to be kept up to date on the reopening measures and arrangements for each individual site.

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