COVID Information2021-02-26T15:04:54+00:00

COVID Safety at The Escapologist

This is the COVID Safety of Matrix Parks Ltd Trading as The Escapologist,


COVID safety at our locations

We want to let you know what we are doing and now following the updated guidance from the government, we are now allowed to re-open and will be implementing the following changes to keep yourselves, as well as our staff, as safe as possible!
1. We have installed sanitiser stations in different areas, and all players will be required to sanitise their hands on entry.
2. Groups must be part of a household/social bubble, as per current government guidance.
3. We ask all groups to arrive ON TIME for their booking – if you arrive more than 5 minutes early you may need to wait outside while we take another group into their game.
4. Our members of staff will all be wearing a face mask at all times, and we request all players bring and wear their own when face to face with a member of staff. However we will have screens in areas where these are required.
5. We have staggered the start times of our 4 available games so that groups won’t come into contact with any other outside groups. This includes the space between our games so we have ample time to thoroughly clean items in the games.
6. We also have implemented strict regulations with our before and after game play procedures by way of cleaning and santizing. Including the latest technologies available, this being the Citron Air Neutraliser that will continuously mist all areas with sanitizer solutions that kills 99.5% of all airborn viruses.
We want to ensure all players have a great time, and we feel the above rules can be implemented without affecting The Escapologsit Experience!

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DO I NEED TO WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES?2020-08-24T14:42:27+01:00

Bar and Restaurant

If you are visiting our Bar or Restaurant and once you are sat at a table, then no you don’t need to wear a mask. However we do ask upon arrival if you could wear a mask as our staff will greet you and sit you at your table so we want to ensure their safety.

We do ask for you to book a table before arrival so we can accommodate everyone, however we are accepting walk up’s as long as safe measures and distance can be obtained.

Escape Room

If you are visiting our Escape Rooms, you need to wear a mask at all times, including when playing the room. You may if you wish for a very short period and when our staff are at a safe distance (as you are within your bubble) you may take your masks off to have a picture taken, this is your choice and no staff member will make you take your mask off at anytime.


We have extended the times in-between groups and staggered all start times. This means less slots available but better safety, see the slots available for Leeds and Xscape or Selby

There is now 45 minutes in-between each game and each game also starts 15 mins after one another to ensure we have only one group passing through the walkways at a time. Also if we have people eatings or drinking it educes the amount of traffic we have in at anyone time. We therefore can ensure social distancing rules are applicable.

We have added ‘sneeze’ screens to ensure our staff have double the safety when serving you or needing to interact with customers. We ask all customers to wear Masks at all times in the rooms and before entering to ensure yours and our staff safety. 

We have introduced a machine in every room called Citron Clear.

Is a new cutting edge way of cleaning the air taking safety to a new level. The remarkable CitronClear utilises four types of cutting-edge technology to remove odours and destroy airborne bacteria. The CitronClear is the leading air care solution of its kind and offers unbeatable performance.

In tests the CitronClear was shown to reduce background bacteria levels by 85% within 2 hours. This is the only product on the market with this option.

The UV lamp in this unit is proven to be 99.9% effective against bacteria and viruses 


Please be aware that all photos which have no masks on, have only taken them off for a brief amount of time as they wanted their faces in the picture. All pictures have been taken by a member of our staff who is at a safe distance and also wearing a mask for safety of the players and our staff. Whilst they are playing the game our staff are vigilant on ensuring masks are worn.

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