The Snow Centre was first out of the blocks making its announcement after the new government regulations were announced.  Other UK snow centres have been following suit.

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Government advice

Government advice

The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead made the announcement in a statement shortly after the government announcement on Friday.

“Further to Boris Johnson’s announcement at 5pm on 20th March, it is with a heavy heart that I have to announce that we will close The Snow Centre from 10pm on Friday 20th March,” said the MD Ian Brown.

“We realise what an unsettling time it is for many, including our team. We value their commitment and passion for our business and are supporting and paying them in full during this challenging period,” he added.

The Snow Centre will be contacting people who have bookings

It will contact people with a lesson booking this week first.

“If you would like to speak to us more urgently you can call us on 01442 241321 between 10am and 6pm, 7 days a week, however please bear in mind that our team are busy helping all our guests who are affected by this, so your wait may be longer than normal,” a statement added.

Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead

Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead. Image © PlanetSKI.

The Chill Factore in Manchester also announced it was suspending operations.

Chill Factore closes

Chill Factore closes

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Information for guests
Updated at 18.25 on 20th March 2020

“In light of Friday evening’s government announcement, it is with regret that we are closing Chill Factore until further notice.

“We will issue a further announcement once we have more certainty. For anyone with bookings for Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March, our team are in the process of contacting you straight away.

“For anyone with bookings from Monday 23rd onwards, we will be in touch with you as soon as we can. If we don’t manage to contact you before the time of your booking, please don’t worry. The BEYOND site will remain open.”

The Snow Factory at Braehead in Glasgow is also shutting.

Snow Factory, Glasgow

Snow Factory, Glasgow

And the  Snozones in Milton Keynes or Castleford followed suit.

20th March 2020

Following the Government’s announcement this evening, Snozone and Skizone will be closing from 8pm today until further notice.

The health, safety and wellbeing of our guests and team are of paramount importance to us and we thank you for your understanding and continued support.

For anyone who has a booking confirmed within the next 21 days, we will be in contact with you directly over the course of next week to arrange transfers, credits or refunds.

We will continue to post updates and content on our website and social media channels and will be available 7 days a week for you to get in touch.

It’s important at this time that the Snozone family stays strong and positive which we can do more effectively if we stay connected, so please share your thoughts, photos or videos with us on social media.