Trinity Leeds and White Rose Shopping Centres are ready to re-open for non-essential retail on 12th April with additional measures in place to help keep guests safe.
David Maddison, Centre Director at Trinity Leeds, said: “The entire team here at Trinity Leeds is looking forward to welcoming our brand partners and guests back.
“The health and safety of everyone who visits our centre is our number one priority, as it has been throughout this crisis and we continue to follow the Government’s guidelines.
“Our teams are incredibly experienced in keeping the centres safe and clean. A huge thank you to our team for all their hard work in preparing for this moment, they are now very well practiced in managing the re-opening of non-essential retail.”
Steven Foster at White Rose Shopping Centre, added: “We’d like to remind everyone that it’s a legal requirement for all guests coming into the centre to wear a face covering. And one-way systems, signs and floor stickers are there to keep everyone safe.
“We’ll again be managing the capacity of the centre closely, and at busier times you may be asked to queue outside. Please visit our website and social channels for the most up to date information before setting off.
“We’re very much looking forward to opening our doors again and welcoming people back for a safe and enjoyable experience at White Rose Shopping Centre.”
According to research by Landsec, 84% of people say they are likely to visit their local high street or shopping centre the week following non-essential shops reopening, while 55% are most excited about bundling socialising and leisure activities (e.g. music, sports) alongside an in-person shopping trip this April.
The poll also revealed that three-in-four (76%) UK adults believe they will revert to the same level of in-person shopping that they engaged in before the pandemic, by the autumn.
Safety measures include:
• Hand sanitiser points located throughout the centres
• A one-way system to help maintain social distancing, with limited capacity
• A queuing system for entry to the centres if capacity is reached, to help maintain social distancing
• All centre staff wear a face covering
• Signs and floor stickers to remind guests to keep a safe distance apart.