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Ten Entertainment Group PLC
21 July 2020

21st July 2020


Ten Entertainment Group plc


Reopening of all Centres throughout England


Ten Entertainment Group plc ("Ten Entertainment" or "The Group") is pleased to announce that it will reopen all of its English Bowling centres on 1st August 2020.


·      All 39 Centres in England to open on 1st August

·      COVID-secure measures in place with ample space for social distancing

·      New web ordering platform for food and drink

·      Over 6,000 people registered for free NHS bowling

These 39 centres across the UK represent 91% of Group turnover.  Modifications have already been put in place in each of our spacious family entertainment centres, and we are confident that our revised sanitisation and social distancing protocols are over and above that required by Government guidelines.  Our remaining three centres in Wales and three in Scotland are fully prepared for reopening once Government restrictions are lifted in those countries.


Ten Entertainment has been instrumental within the industry in developing the set of protocols which ensure a safe and COVID-secure environment for our customers to enjoy a return to bowling and other activities within our centres.  The measures build on the UK Hospitality guidelines for Pubs and Restaurants, with specific enhanced procedures to keep game play safe.  More details of what to expect the next time you enjoy a visit to one of our centres can be found on our website https://www.tenpin.co.uk/your-safety/ 


The Group will be unfurloughing those staff in England that are required to safely open. All employees will complete a comprehensive retraining programme prior to restarting work.  All staff will receive appropriate personal protective equipment and we are delighted that our people will be returning to work with us thanks to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).


We are introducing a new web-based ordering platform when we open which allows customers to order food and drink directly to their lanes or tables via a simple Quick Response (QR) code.  This will give customers confidence to enjoy snacks, meals and drinks without leaving the comfort of their lane or table and enables completely contact free payment and ordering.


In order for Ten Entertainment to show its appreciation and gratitude to those in the NHS who have done such an exceptional job during the pandemic, we offered a free game to those NHS workers who registered.  We are delighted that over 6,000 NHS workers across the UK have registered for this offer and we look forward to welcoming them and our other families and friends back to our centres on 1st August.


Nick Basing, Interim Executive Chairman said:


"We are delighted that we can now open and welcome back customers on 1st August .  We are fully prepared and looking forward to delivering fun and entertainment in a very safe way. We will be opening all 39 of our English entertainment venues."


"The Government has delivered extraordinary levels of support enabling businesses like ours to endure the crisis and emerge intact to restart and rebuild from here."



Ten Entertainment Group plc

Duncan Garrood, Chief Executive Officer

Antony Smith, Chief Financial Officer


via Instinctif Partners

Instinctif Partners

Matthew Smallwood

Jack Devoy

Tel: 020 7457 2020




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