Longleat Safari Park has installed almost 200 air-cleaning devices on its safari buses to protect visitors from COVID-19, as the site fully reopens to the public this week.
Longleat has installed 63 AirLabs AirBubbl devices in each of its three double-decker buses – one on the back of every seat – as an extra protective measure for passengers.
The installation enables Longleat to operate the popular buses for the first time since the first lockdown in March 2020, as each AirBubbl removes 95% of airborne pollutants and pathogens, including coronavirus, and provides 30,000 litres of clean air per hour to keep visitors safe from airborne threats.
‘We are excited to welcome visitors back on board our safari buses this week, as we fully reopen following the winter lockdown,’ said operations manager, Scott Ashman.
‘The safety of our visitors is always our number one priority, so we have installed the AirBubbl air-cleaning devices as an additional measure to enable our passengers to safely and confidently get back on board our iconic buses.’
The buses run up to six times per day, with a full safari taking up to three hours. They will initially operate at half capacity (40), with passengers also asked to wear masks as an additional precaution.
The bus gives visitors the opportunity to go around the Safari drive-through via a bus instead of their own vehicles to see giraffe, zebra, rhino, tigers, lions and the infamous monkey drive-through.
Longleat has put in place a number of measures to protect visitors as the site reopens, including reducing capacity to allow for social distancing, mandating mask-wearing indoors, and introducing a new cleaning regime.
‘The tourism and hospitality sector has been hard hit by the COVID-19 crisis, so it is fantastic to see a world-renowned attraction like Longleat take this step to protect visitors as they fully reopen this week,’ said AirLabs’ chief executive, Marc Ottolini.
‘Our AirBubbl technology will help transport operators and attractions to restore confidence in public transport, by prioritising passenger safety as UK tourism comes back online and lockdowns lift.’
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