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Soft play area announces permanent closure following Covid uncertainty

A children’s soft play centre has announced it will be closing permanently, due to uncertainties caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Monsters, on Diss Business Park, confirmed that it will not be reopening its doors last Saturday – the day soft play areas were given the green light to reopen by the Government.

In a statement, the business cited “the uncertain future with indoor play” as the reason for closing, while other soft play areas across Norfolk had stated they would not be reopening because the new restrictions were too demanding.

Soft play areas have been hit hard by lockdown (40605666)
Soft play areas have been hit hard by lockdown (40605666)

The news comes almost five months to the day that the venue closed its doors indefinitely during the advent of lockdown.

At the time, Monsters said in a statement: “Hopefully [the virus] will pass soon, and we hope to see you all again in the coming months.”

However, the pandemic has since dealt a fatal blow, and on Saturday the company thanked customers for their support over the 16 years it had been running.

“It’s been a tough decision and, with a heavy heart, I have to inform you all that Monsters will be shut permanently under the current ownership due to Covid-19 and the uncertain future with indoor play,” the statement read.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your custom in the last 16 years and wish you all the best of luck.”

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