Do I need to wear a mask? Gulliver's Valley confirms new safety rules ahead of opening

Gulliver's Valley, South Yorkshire’s brand new theme park, has announced a host of safety measures ahead of its grand opening this weekend.

Wednesday, 8th July 2020, 12:39 pm
Updated Wednesday, 8th July 2020, 12:41 pm

The £37 million resort on the outskirts of Sheffield will begin welcoming guests from Saturday after its opening was delayed because of coronavirus.

Face coverings will be compulsory on all rides and play attractions, except for children under three. A traffic light system will also be in place alerting people to the different levels of virus transmission risk associated with each attraction.

A post on the resort’s website read: “Where risk remains comparably low, this will be indicated with a green light symbol, where risk is slightly higher, this will be indicated with an amber light symbol and where risk is highest, this will be indicated with a red light symbol.”

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Gulliver's Valley, near Sheffield.

As the park’s capacity has been reduced, visitors must pre-book tickets online. Ride access passes are not currently available. Entry will be staggered to help social distancing, so you need to book an arrival time with your tickets. Staff will be continually updated on the latest safety measures across all areas of the resort to ensure everyone stays safe.

Visitors, aside from babies and toddlers, will need to take a temperature check before they are allowed in. There will also be contactless entry upon arrival, with customers required to scan the barcode on their confirmation email. Contactless payments are encouraged throughout the park.

There will be markers around the site to remind people about social distancing as well as enhanced cleaning regimes and hand sanitiser stations. Staff may also be wearing PPE in areas of high contact.

Face masks are mandatory on all rides at Gulliver's Valley.

Some theatre and stage shows are also temporarily suspended as well as play attractions and a “small number” of close-contact rides. The good news is you can still get an ‘air hug’ from Gully Mouse and a socially distanced picture.

Families will be spaced apart on rides and this will be explained in further detail by staff at the park. Face masks can also be purchased on site and people are asked to bring wet weather clothes as indoor space is “strictly limited” regardless of the weather.

Managing director Julie Dalton.