Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 10 June 2020
TWYCROSS ZOO will be opening their doors back up to the general public on 15 June.
Staff from the zoo took to their official Facebook page to say that they were feeling thankful and that they have proverbially been ‘on a rollercoaster ride’ over the past few weeks.
Twycross Zoo said that their ‘fight isn’t over just yet’, and that they need help from the Government to step in with vital financial support.
They have been asking guests to contact their local MPs and request that they attend the debate in Parliament tomorrow.
In the same post, Twycross Zoo said the following to its visitors: “We really couldn’t have done this without you all and we sincerely hope that this is the start of our recovery.
“We have been overwhelmed by every donation, membership purchase, and message of support over the last few months, but sadly the fight isn’t over yet.”
Locally, Bosworth’s very own Member of Parliament, Dr. Luke Evans, has been aiming and campaigning to help Twycross Zoo reopen again.
Over the past few weeks, Luke Evans has been in discussions with zoo minister Lord Goldsmith, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (‘Defra’) and Public Health to discuss the reopening of the animal centre.
Today, when the news was announced that Twycross have been given the heads up that they can reopen on 15 June, Evans said that he was ‘delighted’ to see the zoo reopen its gates again.
Social distancing measures
Twycross Zoo have asked visitors to only use contactless and digital payments. They shall be limiting the number of visitors on site in a day and allocating strict arrival time slots so that visitors can spread out around the zoo.
At this moment in time, customers are not currently required to wear face masks, but these are available to purchase on site at the on-site pop-up gift shop.
A one-way route shall be implemented to ensure that visitors can spread out without huge crowds as they enjoy their day.
A full list of all of the safety measures and precautions are available online here.
If you would like to donate to Twycross Zoo or become a member, then you can do so by visiting www.twycrosszoo.org.