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Center Parcs’ Subtropical Swimming Paradise to reopen from Monday 27 July

Press release   •   Jul 10, 2020 15:22 IST

The Subtropical Swimming Paradise at Center Parcs Longford Forest

Center Parcs Longford Forest has today announced that it will reopen its Subtropical Swimming Paradise to guests from Monday 27 July 2020.

In line with updated government guidance, the Subtropical Swimming Paradise will reopen with new safety measures in place. The new measures are designed to track guest visits, manage occupancy and keep guests and staff safe.

The changes include:

  • Advanced booking
  • Limiting the number of guests allowed in the pool area at any one time
  • Limiting the frequency of visits allocated to guests per break
  • Temperature checks and regulation before entry

In addition, there will be a nominal 10c charge per person on each visit to the Subtropical Swimming Paradise, which will be donated to Center Parcs’ charity partner Barretstown.

Center Parcs is also delighted to announce the reopening of Aqua Sana Spa, guests staying at the resort from 27th July.

CEO Martin Dalby said: ‘We are absolutely thrilled to be able to reopen our Subtropical Swimming Paradise, we know that it is such a key part of the Center Parcs experience for our guests. Rest assured we’ve been working hard to make the Subtropical Swimming Paradise as safe as possible for everyone and we have a great plan in place, so getting the green light to reopen feels fantastic.’

Following the updated government guidelines, Center Parcs will now be able to offer even more of indoor activities, to ensure that no matter what the weather, guests will be able to choose from an unrivalled range of both indoor and outdoor activities.

Center Parcs Longford Forest is also delighted to announce that they have signed up to Fáilte Ireland’s COVID-19 Safety Charter, the government-endorsed initiative designed to reassure employees and customers that businesses have reopened with best practice hygiene and social distancing measures in place.

To be eligible for the Fáilte Ireland Safety Charter, businesses have to meet a high standard, including ensuring all employees have been trained in COVID-19 safety and hygiene measures. All Center Parcs employees are currently undergoing a comprehensive training programme ahead of Longford Forest reopening this Monday , including training on safety measures as well as guidance for their own wellbeing and recognising and acknowledging the concerns of both colleagues and guests.

Center Parcs Longford Forest’s Village Director, Daragh Feighery, said: “We are thrilled to today announce our Subtropical Swimming Paradise and Aqua Sana Spa are opening from the 27th July. Failte Ireland’s COVID-19 Safety Charter provides reassurance for both our staff and guests that we are reopening our village in a safe way, while still retaining the Center Parcs experience. These have been challenging times for everyone, but we can’t wait to open our doors on Monday morning and welcome our guests back to the forest.”

For more information about our Subtropical Swimming Paradise and Aqua Sana Spa, visit Center Parcs Ireland’s website.

Our vision to bring new and unique family breaks to Ireland is now a reality, with Longford Forest opening its doors in summer 2019. Our forest resort, at just under 400 acres in Longford Forest includes 470 luxury lodges and 30 stylish apartments which will accommodate up to 2,500 guests in a safe, peaceful, and car-free environment. Our guests will be able to enjoy more than 100 family activities – both indoors and out – a range of restaurants and shops, and our famous Subtropical Swimming Paradise, which will be Ireland’s biggest and most impressive water park ever. Something to do for everyone in the family, whatever the weather. With miles of beautiful forest to explore, guests will choose how to spend their time – filled with activities or simply taking life slowly and soaking up the beautiful surroundings.