Published on : Friday, March 20, 2020
Longleat has announced its drive-through safari park will be open for visitors from 20th March 2020. While Longleat House, walk through animal areas and other attractions are temporarily closed as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the world-famous Safari Park will continue to operate under strict hygiene standards.
The Wiltshire attraction believes the fact visitors will remain inside their vehicles for the vast majority of the experience will enable people to adhere to social distancing and hygiene guidelines.
Ceawlin Thynn, Executive Chairman of Longleat Enterprises said that they are keen to be able to continue to give people the opportunity to enjoy the Park in a safe and secure environment. In order to comply with the strictest hygiene standards, card payment pads will be disinfected after each transaction and cash will not be handled during this period. The toilet facilities within the Safari Park will be continuously staffed and disinfected, with additional hand washing and sanitising facilities available for guests. He also added that in place of the usual food and beverage outlets there will be a takeaway food and drink offering at the beginning of the Safari experience. All of these policies are designed to comply with guidelines on social distancing.
Longleat has said the decision is under daily review and will be guided by the advice issued by the government and Public Health England.