KidZania Manila franchisee Play Innovations Inc. said the theme park is suspending operations for two monthsKidZania Manila remained shuttered even as the country shifted to looser quarantine restrictions in June.
The theme park located in Bonifacio Global City caters mainly to children aged 4 to 17. It had closed in March following the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila.
However, current community quarantine guidelines issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases still prohibit those in the kids industry from operating, ban entertainment-related mass gatherings and forbid children to leave their homes.
The ECQ, which was extended several times, has adversely affected the company. Thus, Play Innovations Inc., the franchisee of KidZania Manila, has decided to file a temporary suspension of operations with the Department of Labor and Employment effective June 16, 2020 to August 15, 2020 as it manages further losses while exploring new revenue solutions.
The company has committed to assist the employees who will be in furlough by providing them financial assistance and health insurance benefits.