Metquarter Shopping Centre welcomed back shoppers this week, with non-essential shops unveiling the steps it’s taken to ensure the safe return of visitors.
To ensure everyone has an enjoyable experience in the centre, visual cues have been placed on the floor reminding everyone to maintain a 2m distance between other people and a one-way system has been put in place, making it easier and safer to enter and exit.
Customer Service officers will be on patrol throughout to ensure the new safety measures are being followed.
An enhanced cleaning regime has also been introduced with the regular cleaning of all key customer touch points in the centre, hand sanitising stations have also been installed at the entry and exit points which all visitors will be encouraged to use.
New opening times have been announced, with the centre opening 9.30am–6pm Monday to Saturday and 1pm–5pm on Sunday. Capacity within the centre will be closely monitored with a queuing system being put in place should it be required.
All staff who are on site have been provided with PPE and will be following strict guidelines to ensure the safety of everyone in the centre.
Jennina O’Neill, centre manager at Metquarter said:
“We’re thrilled to be able to welcome shoppers back to the Metquarter from Monday and we’ve been busy ensuring the centre is ‘Covid secure’. The health and well-being of our visitors and tenants remains our number one priority and we’re confident that everyone will be able to enjoy shopping with us once again.
Although the shopping experience will feel different, we’re excited to be able to get back to some normality and offer people the chance to indulge in some retail therapy.”
All stores will have individual opening dates, the below will be reopening on 15th June:
- 200 Degrees (takeaway only)
- Kids Cavern
- Say it With Diamonds
- Smudge Boutique
- MQ Flowers
- Art quarter
Metquarter will continue to monitor government advice and will adjust to accommodate any changes. Individual retailers have all carried out individual risk assessments to ensure they’re Covid secure ahead of reopening and have their own communication in store to remind shoppers of the safety measures in place.
For more information please visit www.metquarter.com