The owner of a popular attraction has been given a stark reminder of the lasting impact of lockdown.
Kristina Le Feuvre, who runs aMaizin! Adventure Park, recently received her annual business insurance renewal – which is more than the entire turnover for the last quarter at the St. Peter attraction.
Mrs Feuvre took to Twitter to share her thoughts, to which Deputy Kirsten Morel replied: "I hear that a range of sectors are seeing massive rises in insurance costs to the extent that some firms may be forced out of business."
But Mrs Le Feuvre said the real difficulty wasn't the cost of insurance but the lack of turnover.
Just received my annual business insurance renewal.— Kristina Le Feuvre (@Krislefeuvre) August 19, 2020
Cost of insurance renewal is more than the entire turnover for the last quarter. pic.twitter.com/oHfyq5eJog
“We’ve had lots of people at the park this week, which is great, but we are still down on what is normal for this time of year, and two weeks don’t make a summer, I’m afraid," she told Express.
“As an attraction, our insurance is particularly high, and it is certainly our biggest single bill of the year. Fortunately, we have a good record, so we are not hard to insure. It is just a reminder of just how difficult things are and the length of time it will take to recover."
She continued: “For us, holding events is an important revenue stream, but we’ve just announced that we’re having to scale down our Halloween experience this October.
"We are being ultra-cautious – and some attractions are holding fun days, parties and other events – but I don’t want to put our team at risk, as well as the public.
“I do not know where we’ll be in a week or a month let alone the winter. I'm glad that we've moving out of lockdown but the recovery will take a long time."
Pictured at top: Kristina Le Feuvre, who runs the aMaizin! Adventure Park in St. Peter.
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