With just a few days to go, retailers in Festival Place are busily getting ready to welcome visitors once again.
On Monday, April 12 and after three long months of lockdown, the centre’s non-essential retailers, will be able to open their doors again.
And for those shoppers who have missed the whole experience of try before you buy – even fitting rooms will be opened!
Visitors will notice that new signage has been placed around the centre reminding of key safety features, such as social distancing, following the one-way system, and for those who can, to wear face coverings.
Hand sanitisers remain at the centre’s entrances and a thorough cleaning regime will be carried out regularly throughout the day so that customers can maintain a high level of hygiene. And from Monday (April 12) all the public toilets at Festival Place will also be open.
While all the teams at Festival Place are excited to be fully reopened, the centre has of course been partially open since the UK’s third lockdown at the beginning of January, with essential shops such as supermarkets, banks and pharmacies open.
FP Director Neil Churchill said: “This has been a long winter for everyone, but we can all see light at the end of the tunnel. To say that we’re excited to reopen fully again is an understatement – we can’t wait!
“All we ask is that we continue to ensure the safety of each other whether customers or employees, by following the government’s guidelines on social distancing and wearing face coverings where possible.”
Festival Place has also reintroduced its traffic light system on its website as an extra safety measure to inform shoppers when the centre is busy.
The centre is open from 9:30am-6pm Monday – Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday. Customers are advised check individual retailer pages for their specific hours as these may differ.