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Universal Orlando Resort confirms reopening and unveils health and safety measures

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Universal Orlando Resort is getting ready to reopen. It has confirmed that Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay will welcome visitors on June 5.

The resort will reopen with stringent new health, safety and hygiene procedures. All visitors and staff must follow CDC guidelines and the policies of Universal Orlando.

“Note that any public location where people are present provides an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed during your visit,” the website reads.

In accordance with CDC guidelines, Universal Orlando is implementing enhanced sanitation procedures and additional measures for distance spacing and screening.

Face masks must be worn at Universal Orlando

Guests and employees must comply with the following:

  • Everyone is required to wear a face covering during their visit.
  • Temperature checks are required upon arrival, and guests with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher will not be admitted.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Practice social distancing and keep at least 2 metres between your group and others.
  • Stand on the floor markings until the group in front of you moves forward.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Visitors will be required to use hand sanitiser at select locations.
  • Follow directions from team members.

Volcano Bay water park also reopening June 5

Universal Orlando’s confirmation of reopening comes after the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force approved the resort’s proposed phased reopening plan.

Universal Orlando CEO John Sprouls submitted Universal Orlando Resort’s proposal to the task force, which is led by Mayor Jerry Demings, on May 21.

Universal Orlando Resort has already partially reopened, welcoming guests once again to the CityWalk shopping centre on May 14.

Comcast previously released results for Q1 2020, also announcing updates on its theme park projects, including Epic Universe, Super Nintendo World Japan and Universal Beijing.

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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