Mecca Bingo Bedford reveals reopening date

New safety measures include social distancing, enhanced cleaning

By Alex Ross
Friday, 16th October 2020, 12:51 pm
Updated Friday, 16th October 2020, 12:54 pm

Mecca Bingo is getting its bingo balls rolling again and has announced the reopening date of Mecca Bedford.

The hall will be reopening on Thursday, October 22, in accordance with the latest Government guidelines and its phased reopening plan, Mecca clubs have been gradually welcoming back customers, since temporarily closing their doors due to lockdown restrictions in March.

Jonathon Swaine, managing director of retail at Mecca Bingo, said: “We want to reassure the Mecca Bingo community in Bedford that we are working together to take every precaution necessary to create a safe environment in which to play the nation’s favourite game, and are always monitoring the latest Government guidance.

Mecca Bingo Bedford reveals reopening date

“We are excited to reopen our doors, welcome back our communities and hear ‘House’ called once again.”

In accordance with Government guidelines, Mecca clubs remain open until 10pm every evening.

To safeguard its players and teams, Mecca has been put in place stringent safety standards and cleaning measures across all clubs.

Team members have undergone robust and rigorous training so they are ready to reopen the doors to the public and ensure everyone can play safely.

Enhanced cleaning routines have been established with team members cleaning as they go and all tables, machines and touchpoints are cleaned regularly throughout the day.

Visitors will be asked to clean their hands with hand sanitiser stations readily available around all clubs. Social distancing is in place throughout the clubs, with clear signage to help guide customers.

Whilst Mecca venues have space on their side, there is a capacity cap in place in all clubs to ensure numbers are managed carefully.

Thanks to the advanced technology already in place before lockdown customers can choose to pay using contactless devices but still have the option to use cash, if they prefer. Customers will be able to order food and drink using their mobile or MAX screen at their bingo table.

For those keen to make sure they do not miss out on their favourite session of the day, Mecca has launched an online pre-booking service, which allows customers to secure their space and pre-pay for their games online.

As Bedford seeks to get back to having fun following months of lockdown, the country’s leading bingo brand has also broadened its offering, so as well as the much loved traditional game, new bingo sessions will be introduced to ensure everyone can enjoy the fun of Mecca.

‘Popingo’ allows customers to literally pop in and play for an hour and great value food and drink offers. New ‘Mecca Cares’ sessions will be introduced earlier in the day, created for those who may prefer a calmer environment.

Customer numbers will be reduced within these sessions, to ensure all those attending feel completely comfortable in their surroundings, and they can also enjoy a free cup of tea or coffee.

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