Legoland is slammed for failing to enforce social distancing at show
Legoland is slammed for failing to enforce social distancing as footage shows huge crowd of parents and children packed onto outdoor terrace to watch live show
- The popular resort in Windsor was slammed as ‘not good enough’ after the video
- It showed the youngsters at the venue where the ‘Return to Skeleton Bay’ show is
- The show is listed ‘currently unavailable’ on its website to ‘aid social distancing’
- Craig Sturgess, from Southampton, posted the footage after his visit on Sunday
Legoland has been slammed after video showed families packed on to a terrace to watch a performance with no social distancing and few wearing face coverings.
The popular resort in Windsor, Berkshire, was branded ‘not good enough’ after footage showed youngsters at the site of the ‘Return to Skeleton Bay’ show.
The pirate-themed live action event is listed as ‘currently unavailable’ on the company’s website to ‘aid social distancing’.
The popular resort in Windsor, Berkshire, was branded ‘not good enough’ after footage showed youngsters at the site where the ‘Return to Skeleton Bay’ show
Craig Sturgess from Southampton posted the clip during his time at Legoland on Sunday.
The father, who had stayed in a nearby hotel that night after watching Southampton beat Everton, wrote: ‘LEGOLAND today….. Can’t go to football stadiums though.’
His video showed children and parents sitting close together on four rows at an amphitheatre in the park.
Some appear to be singing while one child dances to music blaring out of speakers at the front of the venue.
It was not immediately clear whether a performance was underway if the video was taken before or after a show.
The pirate-themed live action event is listed as ‘currently unavailable’ on the company’s website to ‘aid social distancing’
Social media users were quick to criticise Legoland, with one accusing it of putting ‘money ahead of safety’.
One man commented: ‘Clearly too many people are being allowed in! They care more about money than safety.’
Another wrote: ‘Where are the Covid inspectors shutting Legoland Windsor down for not giving a s*** whilst people are being fined for seeing their families?’
One added: ‘He has a point, bit of a poor show from @LEGOLANDWindsor with the social distancing!’
A woman put: ‘I was there in the summer and complained about how busy it was. Too many people you cant even distance on the paths.’
Another said online ‘not a mask in sight ffs’, while one added: ‘Still all grouped together.’
Mr Sturgess added: ‘In fairness I’m not complaining about Legoland, it was quite refreshing to have some normality even if some people were not adhering…
‘My point is about consistency. Surely an open air stadium at reduced capacity, with social distancing, will be safer?’
Legoland has put in place rules stating groups must be a maximum of six people and also asks guests to keep distant.
The theme park’s Twitter page commented on the post: ‘We encourage all guests to observe social distancing guidance via markers on the floor, numerous announcements before and after each show, staff presence at each show and putting block points in place to limit capacity.’
The company has been approached for further comment.
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