Wellingborough's Swansgate Centre ready to welcome its shoppers back

Centre bosses have thanked all their staff and retailers who are working extremely hard in 'very challenging and unprecedented circumstances'

By Stephanie Weaver
Tuesday, 9th June 2020, 11:39 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th June 2020, 11:42 am

Bosses at Wellingborough's Swansgate Shopping Centre are working around the clock to ensure they are ready to welcome visitors back when non-essential shops re-open.

While the centre has been open for essential shopping, they are looking forward to welcoming back shoppers now the government has permitted non-essential retailers to re-open with the right conditions in place.

The centre team is asking everyone who visits to follow the Government's social distancing guidelines as closely as possible at all times.

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Directional and helpful signage has been installed across the centre to make it easy to understand the rules in place.

And there will be a few new rules to adhere to.

These include the centre installing hand sanitiser stations at all entrances, the number of shoppers allowed in the centre and stores at any one time will be restricted and queuing areas will be in place.

But the safety measures will be signposted and easy to understand once you arrive.

Non-essential shops will be re-opening at Wellingborough's Swansgate Shopping Centre from Monday (June 15)

There will also be revised opening hours for individual stores, but visitors are advised to check with the individual shops for more information.

Stores that are currently open at the Swansgate Shopping Centre are:

- Boots

- Superdrug

- Home Bargains

- Poundland

- Iceland

- Big Europe

- Wilko

- Holland & Barrett

- Post Office

- Don Millers

- Halifax

- Santander

- Specsavers

- Cake Box

And the stores which have confirmed they are re-opening week commencing June 15 are:

- Bodycare

- Game

- WH Smith

- F.Hinds

- The Works

- Subway

- Max Spielmann

- CEX

- Vodaphone

- Select

- Digfad

More shops will open daily so shoppers are advised to check Swansgate shopping centre’s COVID-19 website page or Facebook page for the latest information.

Lindsay Tickner, centre manager, said: “We would like to thank our staff and retailers who are all working extremely hard in very challenging and unprecedented circumstances.

"In these uncertain times, we welcome you back at your own pace.

"So, when the time is right, we are ready when you are."

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