MECCA Bingo in Birkenhead reopens next week as lockdown measures continue to ease.

In accordance with the latest Government guidelines, it is one of 36 of the firm's bingo halls across the country welcoming customers back on Saturday 4, since temporarily closing their doors due to lockdown restrictions in March.

The remaining clubs will follow with a phased reopening from mid-July onwards and Mecca await official guidance from the Scottish and Welsh Government regarding the opening date for the clubs located there.

Jonathon Swaine, managing director of retail at Mecca Bingo, said: "We want to reassure the Mecca Bingo community that we are working together to take every precaution necessary to create a safe environment in which to play the nation’s favourite game.

"We're also investing in new entertainment formats in our clubs, to give everyone even better experiences.

"We are excited to reopen our doors, welcome back our communities and hear ‘House’ called once again."

To safeguard its players and team Mecca has been working tirelessly to put in place stringent safety standards and cleaning measures across all clubs. Team members have undergone robust and rigorous training so they are ready to reopen the doors to the public and ensure everyone can play safely.

Enhanced cleaning routines will be established with team members cleaning as they go and all tables, machines and touchpoints will be cleaned regularly throughout the day.

Visitors will be asked to clean their hands with hand sanitiser stations readily available around all clubs.

Social distancing will be in place throughout the clubs, with clear signage to help guide customers. 

For those keen to make sure they do not miss out on their favourite session of the day, Mecca will be launching a pre-booking service in July, which will allow customers to secure their space to play, pre-order food and drinks and avoid disappointment.

Opening hours will be extended in the majority of clubs to accommodate the new format ‘Popingo’, which will allow customers to literally pop in and play for an hour, alongside some fun new entertainment including a regular quiz night and great value food and drink offers.

New ‘Mecca Cares’ sessions will be introduced earlier in the day, created for those who may be feeling a little nervous about getting back to normal life, following an extended period of lockdown. 

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Mecca Bingo clubs reopening on July 4 are:       

  • Acocks Green
  • Birkenhead
  • Blackpool Talbot Road
  • Bolton Moor Lane
  • Brierley Hill
  • Chester
  • Chesterfield
  • Dagenham
  • Eltham Hill
  • Gateshead
  • Harlow
  • Hartlepool
  • Hayes
  • Hull Clough Road
  • Knotty Ash
  • Leeds Cross Gates Road
  • Leeds Mayfair
  • Leicester Freemans Park
  • Luton Skimpot Road
  • Norwich Aylsham Road
  • Nottingham Beeston
  • Oldbury
  • Oldham
  • Rochdale
  • Romford
  • Rosehill
  • Sheffield Flat Street
  • Southend
  • Stevenage
  • St Helens
  • Stockton Chandlers Wharf
  • Sunderland
  • Thanet-Ramsgate
  • Wakefield
  • Wednesbury
  • Wood Green