Breaking: Buzz Bingo Clubs in Phased Reopening From August 6th

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BingoDaily has just learned that Britain's largest retail bingo operator, Buzz Bingo, will start a phased reopening of their clubs from August 6th. Twelve Buzz Bingo clubs will reopen on August 6th with other reopenings being staggered after.

To ensure customer and colleague safety, Buzz Bingo has implemented enhanced safety measures including a new maximum capacity within clubs, floor markers to encourage social distancing, Perspex screens, and hand sanitising stations.

The 12 clubs that will initially reopen on 6 August are:

Aldershot
Coventry Savoy
Derby City
Enfield
Feltham
Fenton
Gloucester
Leicester
Lordshill
Nottingham Top Valley
Swindon
Tooting

New Measures at Buzz Bingo

Measures across all clubs include –

  • Introducing a new maximum capacity to allow for social distancing
  • All clubs will now have markers on the floor, both inside and outside, to keep customers safe while queueing
  • Perspex screens have been installed at the reception, bar and bingo sales, as well as between machines and fixed gaming terminals so that players and colleagues are able to maintain social distancing
  • Some seats will be marked as ‘out of use’ to keep players safely distanced – there will be ‘group’ and individual seating areas to allow families and ‘one household’ to play together
  • All colleagues across the clubs will be in line with COVID Secure risk assessments and a new and more frequent cleaning rota will be in place
  • Sanitising stations will be available around clubs to keep hands clean before touching bingo equipment or machines which players will be encouraged to make use of
  • Contactless card payments will be increased up to the value of £45
  • There will be a number of changes to the menu and the way food is served to ensure kitchen staff are able to work socially distanced
  • Continued personal support for all customers – extending the Buzz Buddies support offered in lockdown for elderly and vulnerable customers

Chris Matthews, CEO of Buzz Bingo said: “We can’t wait to reopen our doors from 6th August and be back together again with our customers, it has been a long time apart. Our clubs are at the heart of local communities but we only wanted to reopen when we were sure we had done everything to keep our customers and colleagues safe.

“We’ve missed seeing everyone but the health and safety of our colleagues and customers is our number one priority. We’ve made sure extensive measures have been put in place to offer customers comfort so that they can safely return to their local bingo club to see old friends and enjoy a few games again.

“We’ve spent the last few months eagerly preparing for their return and our clubs are now covid-secure with enhanced cleaning schedules, simplified sessions and easy social distancing. We want everyone to feel safe and relaxed in their local club and in the meantime, we are there for our customers with bingo, slots and games online at buzzbingo.com.

“We can’t wait to welcome everyone back – at a social distance of course; both our regular players and friends – as well as new players who might want to try something new. Let’s help the nation get its buzz back!”

Unclear on Remaining Buzz Bingo Clubs Opening

With just 12 of the 117 Buzz Bingo clubs spread around the UK, it is still unclear as to when the remaining clubs will be opened. BingoDaily has reached out for comment and will update this article once we know more.

 

107 COMMENTS

  1. This has laid out plans to open buzz bingo clubs. The way I understand it payments for books will be contactless. As I have not got a contactless debit card this will disclude me from playing. Please can you clarify this.
    Regards

  2. Yes can’t wait. I have been a member of the Coventry Savoy for years and have really missed my game of bingo. I m sure you will make all your members feel safe and now I have something to look forward to.

  3. Buzz have had Plenty of time to reopen all its buzz halls , 12 buzz halls that’s a joke , people should carry on playing bingo online and shuts the halls if that can’t be Bothered To open them on time , buzz get on with it

      • You could have built a club sooner than your reopening now only 12, ridiculous how come all the others have done it eg Bjs Mecca. It will be because since buzz took over nearly all the staff have been cut by half won’t be enough staff to do the changes

  4. Just seen some clubs will be opening not mine wondered if you win how do you get your winnings thankyou x

  5. Oh no, not good. Am in Worthing. Myself and my friend are getting withdrawal symptoms. Just not the same playing on line. Stay safe everyone x

  6. Hello I just want to know I have not been to Stratford for 3 mouths but I want to know when will buzz bingo Stratford will reopen

    • Hey, the date for that club is to be confirmed. We think around mid-august. check back here on buzz bingo club updates

    • Hey Melanie, the date for that club is to be confirmed. We think around mid-august. check back here on buzz bingo club updates

    • Hey Hazel, the date for that club is to be confirmed. We think around mid-august. check back here on buzz bingo club updates

    • Hey Maureen, the date for that club is to be confirmed. We think around mid-august. check back here on bingo club updates

    • Hey Samantha, the date for that club is to be confirmed. We think around mid-august. check back here on buzz bingo club updates

    • Hey Sarah, that buzz bingo club is still to be confirmed, although expected Mid-August. We are in regular contact with Buzz and will update once we know more.

    • Hey Angela, that buzz bingo club is still to be confirmed, although expected Mid-August. We are in regular contact with Buzz and will update once we know more.

    • Hey Shirley, that buzz bingo club is still to be confirmed, although expected Mid-August. We are in regular contact with Buzz and will update once we know more.

    • Hey Julie, that buzz bingo club is still to be confirmed, although expected Mid-August. We are in regular contact with Buzz and will update once we know more.

  7. When can we expect Brighton buzz bingo to open only opening 12clubs mmmm think more could have opened lots of people missing it not only for bingo but to meet and have a chat and a cup of tea …

    • Hi Angela, Expecting that club to open mid-August. And yes its been a long lockdown for all us bingo fans. We’ll keep you updated.

  8. My word. Accordingly to buzz bingo your safety comes first. If buzz reopens too early and something goes wrong then you lot will blame buzz. Chill out they will soon open. All these individual questions will not quicken the reopening process it’s just annoying. Wish the open halls well. Keep safe everyone.

    • Safety should always be first. We have all missed the bingo, but the safety of the patrons should be first and foremost.

    • Hi Dawn, it looks like Mid-August. No dates set yet. We are in contact with Buzz and We will update as soon as we know

  9. I know you are commenting that Buzz may be opening more clubs mid-August but my concern is whether the small clubs like Barkingside will be on the list as well?

    • Hey Jill, At this stage we don’t know. We wouldn’t be surprised if a few Buzz clubs didn’t survive this lockdown tbh It seems a few Mecca clubs won’t. We hope not. Will keep you updated.

    • It was initially included in the opening 36. Then the lockdown of Leicester happened within a few hours after, so was pulled from the original list.

  10. Doesn’t make sense…….
    Bingo halls don’t get full any more and Boris gave the go ahead weeks ago so social distancing would never be a problem
    Looks like a lot of buzz bingos are not going to reopen
    Lots of people I know have gone elsewhere
    Shame because the buzz customers were getting fewer by the week looks like they may have lost more
    They have had plenty of time to get ready

  11. Buzz bingo in Feltham r they gonna take cash as well as card as some people can’t pay by card and most of them r like me always in there day and nite please let me know

  12. And when Feltham open have you got a rough idea on what the prices of the books gonna be as everywhere else is very expensive which I think is abit much due to everyone just coming out of lock down with not alot of money or even a job thanks

  13. Crawley club is ideally suited for social distancing as upper floor could be reopened, (upper floor partitioned off for more than a year)
    Many older members relied on this for social contact

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