A Lincoln bowling alley is preparing to reopen this weekend after coronavirus restrictions were eased.
Bowling alleys were among the venues due to reopen on August 1, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson postponed lifting certain restrictions at short notice last month in response to an increase of cases of the virus.
However, bowling alleys can now reopen again and Lincoln Bowl on Washingborough Road will welcome customers back from 10am on Saturday, August 15.
Face masks must be worn at the centre unless under the age of 11 or medically exempt and it is advised to try and book in advance where possible, either via email at [email protected] or by calling 01522 522059.
The bowling alley will be running at half capacity with 10 lanes instead of 20 and a maximum of six people allowed per booking. Food and drink will be available via table or lane service.
The restaurant area will be open with limited tables and the arcade will also be open for customers to enjoy.
The staff team of 30 were all furloughed back in March, but they are all returning to work again, including Centre Manager Andi Turner.
It is advised to use the hand sanitiser on entry and a one way system will be in place at the centre.
Andi told The Lincolnite: “Since March we were one of the first industries to be closed down and about the last to open again.
“I feel we could have opened safely three or four weeks ago or when pubs opened, which was frustrating, but we are now looking forward and are excited to return and have made it as safe as we possibly can.”
Access to Lincoln Bowl is currently only available from Canwick Road during the closure of Washingborough Road for the Eastern Bypass roadworks.