It's about time we were able to do a bit of retail therapy!
We have remained partially open throughout the latest lockdown, with a handful of essential stores and services continuing to trade.
But as of today - all non-essential shops and take-away food outlets are allowed to start re-opening and we are very much looking forward to seeing all of you coming back through our doors!
It has been well documented that the coronavirus pandemic has been hugely challenging to the retail sector. This applied particularly to retailers selling non-essential goods, who have been forced to close their physical stores on several occasions.
The majority of our retailers have remained closed during what are traditionally busy periods in the retail calendar - the January sales and Easter for example - so we are very much looking forward to seeing them re-open their doors and get back to a more normal way of life.
As always, ensuring the safety of our shoppers and staff is of the utmost importance. Previously implemented measures remain in place so that everyone visiting the centre - shoppers and staff alike - feel safe and confident to do so.
All stores will continue to have a limited capacity to ensure everyone can adhere to social distancing, so please be aware when planning your visit that queues are highly likely.
Wearing a face covering (mask or visor) remains mandatory for anyone over the age of 11, unless medically exempt, and we ask that all of our customers adhere to this. We must all remain mindful and continue to play our part to ensure that we protect ourselves, fellow shoppers, centre staff and the wider community.
Hand sanitising stations remain available throughout the centre and our award-winning cleaning team will be carrying out increased cleaning activities.
**Not all stores will necessarily be open immediately, so we advise you to check with individual stores before making your trip. Some food and drink retailers will be open but for takeaway and delivery services only - updates on their full opening will come nearer to the Stage 3 of re-opening, scheduled for May 17th.