Sadly, we have come to the decision that all services delivered by Brickies will remain closed for August. We are working hard to ensure that we can have a successful reopening at the beginning of September.
Like many businesses, Brickies has been closed for 6 long months now and although we have benefitted from certain government schemes, it remains a complex task to successfully re-open a business during the current climate. This issue has been made more complicated by the ever-changing restrictions on the type of businesses that are permitted to re-open.
We are hoping based on the current government plan for schools to all be back in September that many of our activities will be able to re-start at this time. Albeit with the necessary COVID-19 safe precautions put in place and restrictions on numbers.
We appreciate that there are a high number of customers that had parties booked prior to the lockdown restrictions. Your patience and support during the closure has been incredible and please be assured that when services re-open you will be offered a priority re-booking period. All those with pending parties will be contacted directly by the end of this week to advise you on potential rebooking options.
The good news is that when we do reopen the Play Centre our LEGO loving customers will enjoy a new look layout and building experience. We are creating five new uniquely themed ‘Play Pods’ that allow social bubbles to enjoy an immersive, private and safe building experience like no other. We will also be introducing new experiences that are specifically designed for different age groups, including a new LEGO coding club.
Safety is always our number one priority and we know that with such a hands-on activity it can be difficult to offer a high-quality experience whilst ensuring everything is clean. We have spent a long time researching the different options available to us and along with regular cleaning of the equipment we have invested in UV-C light technology. This will ensure that our bricks are fully sanitised at the end of each session and not touched by anyone prior to the start of a new session. We have a new sanitising room and sorting room to keep you and our staff safe.
Although we are super excited about the future and all the cool new experiences we can offer, we still remain in an uncomfortable and dangerous financial position. Businesses like Brickies that have been forced to remain closed have benefited from no more government backing than businesses that were allowed to bounce back immediately. Overheads continue as usual and there is only so far a company can go before considering alternative options. However, we remain positive and look forward to a planned re-opening in September.
We hope you all have an enjoyable summer and keep building!