How do you social distance on a rollercoaster? Chessington World of Adventures gets ready to reopen rides

No Entry sign on a rollercoaster at Chessington World of Adventures

Bosses at Chessington World of Adventures said they reacted to the relaxing of lockdown with "sheer delight".

Chessington Zoo is already welcoming back visitors and the theme park will reopen on July 4 as lockdown rules are eased.

Around 1,000 furloughed staff have returned to make sure the reopening goes smoothly.

Staff in PPE clean key parts of the resort

During the pandemic animals at Chessington had to be fed and cared for but no visitors meant no income.

The park is usually packed at this time of year which means work has been carried out to ensure social distancing.

Paw prints on the floor marking out two metres

People visiting the zoo at Chessington said they thought "it was about time things started opening up."

The number of guests will be limited and on rollercoasters and space will be left between riders who aren't from the same family.

Rollercoaster at Chessington World of Adventures

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