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07.07.2020

Frustration by the trampoline park industry that we must remain closed

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Coronavirus: ‘I’m frustrated we can’t re-open’

Last week after the governments announcement that indoor leisure facilities such as Jump In must remain closed.  

Our CEO took up the challenge to explain why with pubs and other leisure facilities allowed to open, keeping Jump In Trampoline and Adventure parks closed for children to safely enjoy is frustrating.

Gavin Lucas features on BBC and ITV new bulletins as well as national print.

 

Coronavirus: ‘I’m frustrated we can’t re-open’

Gojumpin runs a chain of indoor trampoline parks. In normal years, it has a million visits. But the venues have been shut for three months and now, trampoline parks have been left off the government’s list of businesses allowed to re-open. Its CEO, Gavin Lucas, says he thinks that the decision seems to be illogical.

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Guardian Newspaper article 

Gavin Lucas, who runs the Jump In trampoline parks, questioned the logic of allowing pubs and outdoor playgrounds to open, but not his centres where children could keep fit, would be closely supervised and the equipment cleaned regularly. His 3 -sq-metre trampolines, set in vast high-ceilinged warehouses, “intrinsically force social distancing”, he said, adding: “I can’t see how the former [playgrounds and pubs opening] can be justified over the latter.”

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