The Meadows Shopping Centre has remained partially open for ‘essential’ stores to trade throughout the Covid-19 pandemic but, on learning that ‘non-essential’ stores can re-open from 15th June, the team has been working hard to provide a safe and clean environment that shoppers can feel confident to visit.
The property has been deep sanitised from top to bottom with bio fogging and a range of safety measures introduced to protect the health and wellbeing of customers, retailers, and staff. These include social distancing guidance in the mall and on stairways, limiting the lifts to one visitor group at once, and providing hand sanitiser stations at centre entrances and key points in the malls.
Although many stores plan to trade and some food and drink retailers will be offering takeaway and delivery services, some are not yet able to open their doors or may have reduced hours, but The Meadows will keep everyone fully informed via their website and social media pages. Entry to the centre and stores will be monitored to protect us all during these unprecedented times. Access will also be available to disabled and baby change facilities.
Sue Patel, General Manager of The Meadows, commented ‘we take great pride in the high standards of our cleaning across the shopping centre. Shopping safely, providing social distancing guidance, and ensuring that we protect our visitors is paramount and part of the steps being taken to build a ‘new normal’ in our local community. We hope that everybody understands the nature of our guidance and thank you all for following it fully to help us stay safe in and around the shopping centre. Our underlying message is to Be Considerate, Be Patient and Be Safe’.
David Baker from Chelmer Radio will be broadcasting from The Meadows on Monday 15th and Saturday 20th June between 11am and 3pm, celebrating the re-opening of stores and saying a ‘socially-distanced hello’ to as many people as possible. The Meadows will have free vouchers for some of our lucky visitors to the centre on these days.
The Meadows wishes to extend a huge thank you to all of the staff and management who have kept essential stores open and running in the centre during lockdown, and to the other amazing frontline NHS and key workers. The Meadows team and their retailers look forward to welcoming people into the centre and to start embracing the ‘new normal’.