Yorkshire news Huddersfield soft play centre owner frustrated but not surprised by new rules PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - "I think Boris Johnson's understanding of soft play centres is incorrect, he's probably never stepped foot inside one in his life"
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The owner of a play gym near Huddersfield has said that government's roadmap out of lockdown, leaving play centres last to reopen, is frustrating but not surprising. Mandy Ross from Denby Dale has traded only eight weeks in fourteen months throughout the coronavirus pandemic due to lockdowns and local restrictions. Soft play centres have been one the hardest hit during the pandemic, being one of the first business' to close and now finding themselves amongst the last to reopen under the Prime Minister's plan to ease lockdown restrictions. It was announced yesterday that soft play centres will be allowed to reopen by May 17 at earliest under step 3 of the government's roadmap. They will be after gyms, pubs, restaurants and swimming pools who will be allowed to reopen the month earlier, under step 2 of the staggered roadmap. To get the latest email updates from Yorkshire Live, click here . The news comes as a "frustrating but unsurprising" blow to Jelly Beans owner Mandy, who says she "expected nothing less." "I was expecting the news," she said.
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. "We were the first to close and now we are going to be the last to reopen, I have traded for eight weeks in the space of fourteen months. "I think Boris Johnson 's understanding of soft play centre's is incorrect, he obviously thinks they are huge buildings of a poor hygiene crammed with people - but for us that couldn't be further from the truth.
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"It seems unfair that gyms can open, if you can go to the gym as an individual or with the members of your household, why can't the same rules be implemented for play centres. "Nurseries have remained open throughout where children are mixing anyway, it just makes no sense, we are a lifeline for many new mums in the area. "It's unfair but being bitter doesn't change anything, you've just got to get on with it." Search for houses for sale or rent near you
She added: "It's really tough for everyone, it's a knock on effect, because I haven't been able to open I haven't bought any stock from my suppliers so I'm also not contributing to other businesses either. "It's hard when you're used to being so busy, but I've just been going on walks and keeping my mind off it, everyone is in the same boat but at least there is some light at the end of the tunnel."
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