Wild Arena & Covid 19 – 17th March 2020
Following the Government statement yesterday (16th March 2020) and the constantly evolving advice we are receiving, we have now modified our business operation plans for the next 6 weeks (17/03/20 – 30/04/20).
Events at Wild Arena and Knowsley Safari Park.
Events at either Knowsley Safari Park or located with us at our base at Park Farm, will still run in this period. However, customers who have concerns about this can contact us to discuss potentially postponing their booking. We believe the combination of very small groups, largely working outside and the provision of other precautionary measures (as listed below) should make these activities low risk.
Events at Woburn Safari Park.
Following conversations with our colleagues at Woburn and in light of Woburn’s relative proximity to London, we have decided to postpone all dates that have been scheduled during the above period. We are aware that this may cause disappointment and complications and we are in the process of scheduling an unprecedented number of alternative weekend dates in May, June and September to provide customers with alternatives.
All customers affected by these changes will be contacted directly as quickly as possible.
Events at other locations.
The majority of other scheduled events are with small groups and are working outside, so we believe we can still facilitate these events responsibly using the precautionary measures listed below. However, any customers that are booked on events that might be effected, will be contacted directly by us in the coming days.
In summary if you have not been contacted directly to advise of your event needing to be postponed it should still be running. Again, any customers who have concerns about this can contact us to discuss these arrangements.
We will obviously continue to monitor the latest Government health advice and may update these arrangements in the coming weeks as necessary.
Ongoing precautions at Wild Arena.
We will of course be monitoring our guides for any signs of the virus and removing and isolating them and other guides they have had contact with, should the need arise. We do run tours but currently none of our guides have been out of the country in the last 3 weeks.
Vehicle Based Workshops:
Tissues will be available for all customers. Each vehicle will have a lidded rubbish bin within it for the disposal of used tissues, which will be emptied between each event. Each vehicle will also have a supply of hand sanitiser fluid for customers to use as appropriate. Each vehicle will also have a supply of disinfectant wipes (biodegradable where possible) for customers to use if they wish. Please also wear clothing as the vehicle windows will be open for as much as possible.
We will disinfect all regularly used surfaces between events.
Studio Based Workshops:
Tissues will be available for all customers. The studio is equipped with a lidded rubbish bin for the disposal of used tissues, which will be emptied between each event. There will also be a supply of hand sanitiser fluid available in the studio for customers to use as appropriate. There are also hand washing facilities available in the W.C.
We will disinfect all regularly used surfaces between each use of the studio.