Helping You Have Fun & Skate Safe
Update on Planet Ice Friday 31st July 2020
After the Government Announcement earlier today Planet Ice have to regrettably inform all our customers that the easing restrictions have been removed and we are no longer allowed to open from Saturday 1st August.
We understand this will be met with disappointment and frustration and Planet Ice share your emotions at this time. All of our staff have worked so hard over the last few days to get the buildings ready for the opening on Saturday 1st August and we know we speak for everyone in our industry when we say how upset we are by this decision.
The Prime Minister has indicated that we could provisionally re-open in two weeks’ time on Saturday 15th August and Planet Ice will work towards that date. We will regularly post information and updates on our website and social media channels to keep everyone informed.
The Government announcement has come as a surprise to all of us. We understand that people have purchased ice skating and we will ensure we deal with all customer concerns as quickly as possible. A further announcement will be made by us regarding moving bookings and we will honour all admissions for a future date and where relevant refunds. We will release a further statement after Monday 3rd August.
Planet Ice thanks you for all your patience so far and we will work towards the new date where we can re-open.
Our priority will continue to be the health and safety of our customers and team members. Below you will see the safety measures in place and what to expect when you visit our rinks when they re-open.
As well as carefully following Government guidelines, we are putting some extra measures and customer guidance in place so you can Have Fun & Skate Safe – these can be found below.
Pre-booking your ice skating sessions, ensures that whilst we have a limited capacity you can manage effectively to social distance whilst ice skating at our rinks.
We are committed to taking every step necessary to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible and we thank all of you for your support
All members of staff will be required to have their temperature taken on entry and refusal will result in that member of staff being sent home. We are making sure all members of staff are checked to make sure all of our customers are safe when they visit.
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We’re asking that all customers stay home if they have had any Covid-19 or flu-like symptoms in the past 14 days to avoid the spread of germs. Please ensure that you and all members of your group (including children) abide by the latest Government guidelines on social distancing at all times.
We require all of our customers to sanitise their hands upon entry. We also have hand sanitiser available throughout the rinks to be used as needed.
Extra safety resources for our customers
We want to make sure our customers feel safe at all times while visiting our ice rinks, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of the Planet Ice team.
Enhanced cleaning procedures
Our team members are all working hard to keep our ice rinks clean throughout the day. Our ice skates will be thoroughly cleaned after every use as well as equipment, counters, door handles and other high touch surfaces are also cleaned consistently.
We also deep clean our rinks each night after closing to ensure all of our surfaces are fully sanitised ready for the next day.
Team Member Health
We’re making sure all of our team members are healthy and ready to work.
We have briefings for our team at the start of each day with clear instruction about how to maintain the highest cleaning and hygiene standards in our rinks, including emphasising frequent and proper hand washing routines for both our team and customers.
All team members will receive a temperature check before their shift and we will continue to be very cautious in terms of any team member showing signs of illness, requiring them to follow the isolation and health guidance given by the government.
Our team members will wear face coverings and gloves while working and we have introduced screens is high contact areas like reception.