Scottish escape room company Escape is set to reopen its locations across the country this weekend after more than four months of closure.
All six of the Edinburgh-headquarted business’ branches will open this Saturday, including its three locations in the capital in New Town, Haymarket and Morrison Street, as well as branches in Glasgow, Livingston and Dundee.
Escape plans to introduce a number of new measures into the business in order to ensure that facilities can re-open safely for both customers and staff.
Cleaning routines have been enhanced, and all touchpoints will be regularly disinfected throughout the day.
The company has increased times between games so they can be cleaned and sanitised after each play, while rooms have been redesigned to be well ventilated.
The flow of customers will be controlled and they will only be allowed to play privately in their own teams, with all bookings required to be made online.
Customers will also be distanced from employees and asked to wear face coverings when engaging with staff. The lead booker’s details will be taken for the Scottish Government’s Trace and Protect system.
Escape founder Daniel Hill said:“The coronavirus lockdown was devastating for our industry, and we’ve had to work incredibly hard to get to this stage.
“We’re delighted to now be in a position to unlock the Escape rooms and let customers enjoy the experience once again.
“It’s taken a huge amount of effort to ensure we can do so safely, with rooms redesigned and special measures put in place.
“The safety of both our customers and employees is paramount, and we’re confident that players will abide by the rules we have put in place.
“We can’t wait to re-open our doors to players for some good, clean fun.”