Here's what's open at Rushden Lakes now and what's happening ahead of non-essential shops re-opening

Additional cleaning and hygiene measures are in place on site and visitors will be asked to comply with social distancing rules at all times

By Stephanie Weaver
Wednesday, 3rd June 2020, 3:46 pm
The majority of shops at Rushden Lakes have been closed during lockdown
The majority of shops at Rushden Lakes have been closed during lockdown

Preparations are well under way at Rushden Lakes for when non-essential shops start re-opening from June 15.

With non-essential shops being allowed to re-open in less than two weeks' time, Rushden Lakes is getting ready to welcome shoppers back to the site.

A spokesman for Rushden Lakes said: "The health and well-being of our employees, customers and visitors remains our first priority and we’re working closely with all those on site to ensure they can operate safely, and in line with public health advice.

"We have introduced additional cleaning and hygiene measures on site and asking visitors to comply with social distancing rules at all times.

"We have also put up signage on site as both a guide and reminder, this includes walkways, pillar wraps, barriers surrounding the lake, toilet facilities and lift.

"To enable socially-distanced travel, we continue to offer ample parking and are also encouraging people to use bike stands on site.

"We also continue to relay the latest government guidance and centre information via our website and social media channels."

A handful of shops which sell essential items have been open at Rushden Lakes throughout lockdown.

In line with the latest government guidance, here are the essential stores and some food and drink takeaway services which are currently open at Rushden Lakes:

- Blue Mountain Yard: Deliveries within a five-mile radius, collections, plus a fruit and vegetable market in store

- Heavenly Desserts: Collections only

- Five Guys: Click and collect orders only via their website and app

- AJ Cycles: Click and collect plus orders taken via email and telephone

- Wren Kitchens: Appointments only in their showroom

- Jamaica Blue: Takeaway only

- Costa: Drive Thru only

- Bewiched: Takeaway only

- M&S: Food Hall and Ground floor open

- Holland and Barrett

- Magazine Heaven: Including takeaway food, drinks

- Boots

Rushden Lakes has been keeping people up-to-date with details of its stores since lockdown started via its website and Facebook page.

And it will continue to do so as and when individual retailers announce details of when they are due to re-open.

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