Everything you need to know about non-essential shops re-opening at Rushden Lakes next week

Most stores are expected to re-open on Monday (June 15)

By Stephanie Weaver
Tuesday, 9th June 2020, 8:48 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th June 2020, 8:54 am

Bosses at Rushden Lakes are looking forward to welcoming visitors back when the non-essential retailers re-open on Monday (June 15).

The centre management team have taken every precaution to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and visitors when they are able to welcome them back.

This includes the introduction of additional cleaning and hygiene measures on site, asking visitors to comply with social distancing rules at all times, and the introduction of queue-management where necessary at some stores.

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To enable socially-distanced travel they will continue to offer ample parking including disabled and accessible bays.

People are also encouraged to use bike stands on site and enjoy the use of the Greenway which makes safer walking and cycling routes available in the heart of the Nene Valley.

Food shops and restaurants such as JamaicaBlue, Heavenly Desserts, Five Guys, Blue Mountain Yard, Costa, Bewiched and Magazine Heaven are offering take-away services only.

It is not yet known when they will be able to fully re-open to guests and offer eat-in dining, but this will be in-line with the latest government advice.

Most non-essential shops are due to re-open at Rushden Lakes on Monday (June 15)

Stores including Holland and Barrett, Marks and Spencer, Wren Kitchens, AJ Cycles, Boots are already open to the public, and have introduced measures to provide social distancing and enhanced hygiene standards.

The toilet facilities, located on the boardwalk, are open to the public during centre opening hours with social distancing measures in place.

Donna French, Rushden Lakes centre manager, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming visitors back to Rushden Lakes and would like to reassure them that safety is our top priority.

"We continue to monitor the situation and Government’s public health guidance closely.”

More stores are expected to open on Monday (June 15), but some will take a few extra days after that to fully re-open.

Rushden Lakes will keep an up-to-date list of the store opening status and any extra useful information for visitors.

Shoppers are urged to check the centre website, www.rushdenlakes.com, before travelling for all the latest news or follow @RushdenLakesSC on Facebook for updates.

To see which essential stores and food outlets are currently open, click here

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