HOW AN ESCAPE ROOM UNLOCKS ITS DOORS SAFELY AFTER LOCKDOWN

Press Release : July 26, 2020
HOW AN ESCAPE ROOM UNLOCKS ITS DOORS SAFELY AFTER LOCKDOWN

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*** for immediate release***

27th July 2020

 

HOW AN ESCAPE ROOM UNLOCKS ITS DOORS SAFELY AFTER LOCKDOWN

 

 

After successfully creating an online escape game during the lockdown, Clue HQ re-opens its doors to families looking to escape once again.

 

Escape rooms had to bolt their doors shut on the 21st March when the lockdown began. For Clue HQ Birmingham, this meant cancelling and refunding hundreds of customers who’d pre-booked to visit through the spring, putting a huge financial pressure on the business.

 

“Each day we watched the press conferences, so we were expecting it – but with no idea how long we’d be closed for and the bills piling up, it’s been incredibly tough.”
– Stuart Rowlands, Managing Director

 

To keep their following entertained, team members hosted live quizzes from their kitchens on social media. An ‘online’ escape room was also created within days of lockdown.

           

“We had no idea if the online escape room concept would work. Creating puzzles is what we do best, and we were lucky that we happened to be working on a project which would facilitate an online game. It opened up our customer base from Birmingham to the world. We wouldn’t have survived without it.”

Stuart Rowlands – Managing Director

 

Escape rooms were able to open their doors from the 4th July, however Clue HQ re-opened this weekend.

 

To ensure safety whilst playing they have implemented a rigorous cleaning regime, staggered the start times of bookings so groups don’t come into contact with each other as well as performing non-contact temperature checks on arrival. Face masks must also be worn by everybody in the building at all times and are available to purchase on site for those who do not have their own. For a full breakdown of what they are doing you can visit their website cluehq.co.uk/coronavirus

 

“We’ve had to make lots of changes, which again adds on to the financial pressure of any small business. We know it’s tough for everyone at the moment, but would always recommend supporting small businesses where possible as it will be those who are most effected. It will likely take us a year or so to fully recover, and that’s without another lockdown or closed period.”

Stuart Rowlands – Managing Director

 

Guests can book in their game online at cluehq.co.uk/birmingham. Advanced bookings are advised due to limited availability.

 

 

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—- Notes to editor

 

  • Clue HQ is owned by Stuart Rowlands (info@cluehq.co.uk) who self operates the Warrington, Birmingham, and Manchester locations
  • Clue HQ is one of the largest escape game companies in the UK with 18 locations nationwide. Escape games are a collection of themed rooms, each filled with puzzles that guests must complete within a 60 minute time limit in order to ‘escape the room’.
  • Clue HQ first started in 2014 in Clue HQ Warrington
  • Clue HQ is a registered trademark
  • Further or higher resolution photos are available at info@cluehq.co.uk
  • Reviewing journalists are sometimes invited to experience the attraction, please contact us if you are interested in this experience
  • Official Website – cluehq.co.uk
  • Facebook – facebook.com/ClueHQ

Twitter – @Clue_HQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to editors

For more information please contact:
Stuart Rowlands Tel: email: info@cluehq.co.uk Visit the newsroom of: Stuart Rowlands