Wigan bakery to impose strict social distancing measures as it looks to re-open
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Galloways, on Wallgate, has been closed for four weeks amid fears over the coronavirus pandemic.
But it revealed on Thursday (April 17), that it is looking to open its door once again.
The bakery plans to open half of its shops with a limited product range.
Amongst other measures will be marked out bays in shops with a limited number of customers allowed in at one time, while it will ask shoppers to make contactless payments where possible and provide santister stations.
It said it also intends to help NHS workers with discounts on products by specially opening its Market Place branch.
A spokesman for Galloways said: “We plan on opening half of our shops with a limited product range to ensure social distancing in our bakery for the safety of our employees, this is also integral to our shops and our customers safety so they will be marked out in bays with a limited number of customers allowed in at any one time.
“We would advise contactless payments where possible. We will only open when this can be arranged and will follow all government guidelines.
“We also intend on helping our local NHS workers with discount on all our products for their hard work on the front line by opening our market place branch in Wigan specially.
“Sanitiser stations will be in all shops for customer use.”
The bakery said it has been constantly reviewing the situation since its closure.
It tweeted: “Galloways are constantly reviewing the situation since we closed four weeks ago.
“We are working hard behind the scenes with procedures for our staff and customers so we are all safe when we open our doors again.
“We hope to have an update in the following days on our plans to re open.”