Zip World Gears up for Relaunch
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on the 30th of April that the UK has passed the peak of the Covid-19 Pandemic and that plans for a roadmap out of lockdown will be laid out next week with a ‘menu of options’ to kick start the economy. With this in mind, businesses like us can now knuckle down and put an exciting relaunch plan in place!
This is a unique situation we're all in, and we know a lot has changed in everyone's lives over the last couple of months. This has meant that lots of businesses, including Zip World, have had to completely reassess their business models to hopefully restart operations again, sticking to new social distancing guidelines and understanding the 'new normal', and how this will come into play.
Because of the Covid-19 crisis, we suspended our operations from March 20th, 3 days before the Government announced restrictions. Since then, we have furloughed over 98% of our workforce, protecting their jobs and the future of Zip World. But recent news means we can now look ahead to a bright future, with news trickling in about the potential for reopening later on in the year.
Sean Taylor Founder & President of Zip World comments “The overwhelming support received from the Welsh Government has enabled us to retain our staff who are the backbone of our organisation and this has been instrumental to our relaunch plans. There’s obviously a great deal of uncertainty out there and we are making some pretty big assumptions based on what we know today.
“The only thing I can be sure of is that we will only open when it is safe to do so and that we are satisfied that our measures are in the best interests of the customer, North Wales community and the Zip World team.”
We understand, however, that this won't just be 'business as usual'. The gravity of the situation is not to be taken lightly, so we won't be returning to 'normal' when we've reopened.
A few members of our skeleton team have been busy at work on site (socially distanced, of course!) to map out exactly what can be done to make this a super safe experience for you all, with protective measures in mind. We've been looking at lots of different options so that you can all maintain a 2m distance, and still enjoy that memorable adventure! We're really excited to share plans and updates with you as and when we can, so keep an eye on our website and social media pages!
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