Coronavirus: Shrewsbury shopping centres ready to fully reopen next week
Shrewsbury’s three shopping centres – Darwin, Pride Hill and Riverside – will fully reopen on Monday 12 April 2021, as the third Lockdown measures are eased in line with the Government’s roadmap.
The centres’ staff and tenants are well prepared for this wider reopening – and visitors will see a number of changes when they return.
Kevin Lockwood, Shrewsbury shopping centres manager, said:
“We’re looking forward to welcoming customers and many of our retailers back to the centres. However, the health and safety of our tenants and customers will always be our top priority.
“We are continuing with our enhanced cleaning routines, focusing on major touchpoints in communal areas. Stores are also enhancing their own cleaning routines, following Government guidelines.
“The queue guides outside of stores will be in use to manage footfall within the individual units.
“At every entrance the ‘welcome back’ messages remain, along with reminders throughout the centre. We will also have recorded messages playing on the centre’s PA systems reminding visitors of safe shopping guidance.
“We’re also very excited that the brand new F.Hinds store will be opening in the Darwin Centre on 12 April, after relocating from the Pride Hill Centre during the lockdown.”
In the Pride Hill Centre work to prepare the centre for future development is ongoing, and contractors have been stripping out shop fronts and installing hoardings in and around the centre to inform people about the work and the changes.
From 12 April, only Wilko, Clarks, The Entertainer and Vision Express will remain open in the Pride Hill Centre, The lower levels, including the public toilets, are closed to the public.
In the Riverside Centre shops will be open as normal.
Hand sanitiser dispensers remain in place in the centres, and it is still mandatory to wear a face covering when visiting, unless you are exempt.
From 12 April the shopping centres will open to the public from 8.30am to 6pm Mondays to Saturdays, and from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Sundays.
For details of which stores are open, and at what times, people are advised to check the shopping centres website – www.shrewsbury-shopping.co.uk – or contact the store direct.
Likewise, for some frequently-asked questions about safely visiting Shrewsbury shopping centres, visit the shopping centres website.
To help welcome customers back to the centres, a short animated video has been produced to provide the key advice and information that people need to know before they visit.
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