The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth reopens to visitors after six months

Visitors are from Monday (September 28) being welcomed back at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth after months of closure because of the coronavirus lockdown.

The free-to-visit sanctuary today announced it was reopening daily, from 9.30am until 4pm, with safety measures in place to stop the spread of the virus.

The Donkey Sanctuary said because coronavirus restrictions visitors can expect a ‘different’ experience, with one-way routes around the site, hand sanitiser stations and ‘fewer opportunities’ to mingle with the resident donkeys.

A spokesperson for the sanctuary said: ““Like lots of other attractions, people can expect a different visitor experience when visiting the sanctuary.

“We have put a number of measures in place to keep visitors, our staff and of course, our donkeys as safe as possible.

“These new measures include one-way loops around the site and fewer opportunities to interact with the resident donkeys.

“The safety of our visitors, staff and donkeys is paramount and every consideration has been made to make sure we can offer the highest level of safety for everyone.

“We very much look forward to welcoming visitors back on site and would like to thank everyone for their continued support over the last few months.”

The on-site restaurant, and gift shop, has also reopened to visitors.

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