Shopping centre stores pleased to once again be open for business

Spinning Gate Shopping Centre, in Leigh, re-opened its non-essential shops on Monday as England's lockdown measures eased

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 7:00 am
The team at Jetz Travel awaiting to welcome customers back into their stores

A shopping centre has welcomed the re-opening of non-essential stores.

Spinning Gate Shopping Centre, in Leigh re-opened its non-essential shops on Monday as lockdown measures eased across England.

More than 10,000 shoppers safely visited the centre during the day and were excited to visit stores and shop local.

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Gail Kitson (left), security officer, David Protano (middle), cleaning operative and Brenda Sharrocks (right), cleaning operative

Karen Cox, centre manager said: “Spinning Gate Shopping Centre and all our stores wish an incredibly warm welcome back to our shoppers.

“It is fantastic to see our customers return, supporting and shopping local safely in centre with us.

“Our stores are packed with new season collections and store staff are excited to deliver excellent customer service whilst providing an incredibly warm welcome to shoppers.

“The centre team and store staff have all worked tirelessly ensuring the centre and our stores are Covid safe, in preparation for the safe re-opening of non essential shops.

Theresa Battersby (left), supervisor with Sue Greenall (right), assistant manager at Bonmarche

“The step two measures contained within the Government roadmap out of lockdown is one step closer to normality.

“The past twelve months have been incredibly difficult and turbulent for retailers, but our shoppers in Leigh remain fiercely loyal and passionate about our town and continue to support all the businesses within.”

The centre has implemented enhanced measures to ensure its shoppers, store staff and the team are all safe and to minimise the risk of transmission.

The centre cleaning and security teams have been issued with additional PPE and are all wearing high visibility uniform.

It has also increased the frequency of the cleaning regime of all mall touch points, while the centre is being ventilated daily. This has seen them open the mall window vents and opening the mall entrance doors to minimise shopper contact with them.

Stores have also implemented such additional measures to help ensure the safety of their customers.

At times, shoppers may be requested to queue outside stores, to ensure they comply with maximum capacity numbers, whilst maintaining a safe shopping environment.

Shoppers should also continue to wear face coverings, refrain from eating and drinking and remain a safe distance from each other.

A full list of stores which are now re-open in centre is available on the centres social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn), along with the centres website:

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