It is the question on every UK Bingo player's lips – when will bingo halls reopen in the UK?
Despite BingoDaily addressing the issue earlier this month, since then, hopes have invariably been raised with the reopening of betting shops and arcades.
With preparations to reopen bingo halls starting some time ago, it seems that with the Government's planned phase 3 opening for bingo halls, cinemas and theatres will not only go ahead on the 4th of July, but there is an outside chance, that bingo halls could be opened earlier.
This weekend it was announced that a review into the 2m social distancing rule will conclude “within the coming days”, the UK culture secretary told the BBC. The move is expected after the UK lowered its coronavirus alert level from four to three. It also provides a big hope that bingo halls will reopen on July 4th as planned and has raised speculation that bingo halls in England at least could open even earlier than the planned July 4th.
Already the big bingo clubs like Mecca Bingo, Beacon Bingo and Gala Bingo have made public via their social media account, their preparations for reopening. Some of these preparations for bingo halls to open on July 4th include:
- Using plastic glasses instead of glass
- Keeping chairs 2m apart
- Placement of hand sanitizers throughout the bingo club
- Restricting numbers during busy times
- Perspex screens installed at the cashier's
- posters and signs reminding of social distancing restrictions
Not Long Now!?
So, with the number of infections slowing, restrictions being eased and further eased restrictions being discussed, it seems there is every reason that Bingo Halls will reopen in England on July 4th. Could it be earlier? maybe but probably not. Plans are in place and it seems prudent to stick to these plans whilst it seems they are working.
The BingoDaily team expects bingo halls in England to reopen on the 4th July and not earlier and it seems that the rest of the UK will follow suit soon enough.
Not long now dabbers! In the meantime, check out our top bingo sites and try some bingo online!.
Ben has been an massive bingo enthusiast and fan since playing at the seaside as a kid. Dedicated to bringing you the latest and best bingo news from the UK