White Rose Shopping Centre and Trinity Leeds are both looking forward to welcoming shoppers back to non-essential retail stores on Wednesday.
Following the government announcement this week, both centres are busy implementing additional health and safety measures alongside queue management systems to ensure Christmas shopping is safe as well as enjoyable.
The health and safety of guests and staff is of the highest priority. The following measures will ensure guests can be welcomed back to both White Rose and Trinity Leeds in the safest way possible:
Extended trading hours for some retailers to offer shoppers more choice when to visit
Monitoring and limiting capacity at the entrance to the centre and shops as required, to ensure social distancing can be maintained
The wearing of face coverings whilst inside the centre and shops will remain mandatory, and staff have been provided with masks
A one-way system will be in place to ensure social distancing can be maintained
Centre staff will be placed at each centre entrance to manage any queues
Social media updates will inform guests of the centre’s capacity, to help customers plan their visit
Hand sanitiser points will continue to be located throughout the centre
David Maddison, centre director at Trinity Leeds, said: “Safety is our highest priority. We’re working hard to ensure we adhere to all government guidelines, and will be continuing to take a robust approach to cleanliness and hygiene.
“As well as the thorough cleaning of the centres, we will be carefully managing the capacity of the centres and individual stores, and masks will continue to be mandatory throughout. We will continue to update our website and social media platforms to keep guests up to date with store opening times and offers, along with the best time to visit the centre and our quietest times to shop.”
Steven Foster, centre director at White Rose, said: “In the run up to Christmas, guests are also encouraged to visit the centres at quieter times – before midday, or after 5pm on weekdays – while some retailers will be trading for longer hours to meet demand while adhering to social distancing. While Christmas shopping will certainly be different this year, we want it to be as safe and enjoyable as possible.”