Trampoline park business launches strategy for re-opening on despite ‘confusion’ over Government guidance
Rush Trampoline Parks, which has a site in Birmingham, has set out plans for re-opening the business on August 1 despite saying it has been “overlooked by the government” with no indication about whether trampoline parks are included in the businesses that are able to re-open on or after July 25.
Phil James, group head of operations, said: “The government has completely overlooked our industry with no guidance on whether we are able to re-open.
“We know that indoor gyms, gymnastic facilities, fitness and dance studios and indoor sports venues and facilities are able to open but there has been no indication as to whether this includes trampoline parks. We know many children are keen to re-visit trampoline parks to exercise and have fun after being at home for many months.
“We have contacted the government for clarity however we have been passed to the sports and enquiries team with no response as yet. Rush was one of the first trampoline parks to voluntarily close its doors due to COVID-19 and the business is struggling due to impacted revenues. It’s imperative that the government provide us with this clarity on when we can re-open so the business has a chance of surviving.”
In the meantime, the company said it is preparing the business for a possible re-opening on August 1.
James said: “The guidance for gyms is to have 100 sq ft per person so with our parks being 30,000 sq ft and 35,000 sq ft we are preparing for a limited capacity of approximately 80 jumpers per session and up to 80 spectators. We urgently need the government to release guidance for this.”