Hemel shopping centre announces new measures for social distancing when stores re-open on June 15

The Marlowes Shopping Centre will fully re-open in a safe and controlled manner

Wednesday, 27th May 2020, 12:54 pm

The Marlowes Shopping Centre in Hemel Hempstead could see the first signs of normality in months after the Prime Minister announced that non-essential can re-open from Monday, June 15.

The shopping centre is preparing to fully re-open and welcome back shoppers with extra measures to monitor footfall and keep social distancing in place.

A spokesperson for The Marlowes said: "Following the easing of government restrictions, The Marlowes will fully reopen on 15th June 2020 in a safe and controlled manner, with measures implemented to ensure strict adherence to government guidelines.

The Marlowes Shopping Centre (C) The Marlowes

"We have undertaken extensive planning and consultation with local authorities, retailers and service providers to ensure the health and wellbeing of our shoppers and staff, with detailed guidelines having been issued to our occupiers and centre teams.

"Access to the centre will be closely monitored through additional staff and using our existing footfall technology, with visitor capacity carefully controlled to maintain social distancing and to protect our visitors, occupiers and staff.

"If the density of shoppers rises to levels that may prevent social distancing, access to the centre will be reduced or temporarily stopped until numbers reduce.

"A number of measures have been implemented within our centres to support good hygiene practice and social distancing.

The Marlowes Shopping Centre (C) The Marlowes

"We want everyone in our centres to feel as safe as possible and ask our shoppers to please adhere to the government’s guidance on social distancing to reduce social interaction between people to help prevent the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The public have been issued with the following guidance before entering The Marlowes:

- Do not enter the centre if you are experiencing any of the COVID19 symptoms

- Maintain a distance of at least 2 metres from all other members of the public

- Strictly observe the centre’s social distancing measures as instructed by staff and stores

The Marlowes spokesperson added: "We very much look forward to welcoming you back to The Marlowes and up to date information on accessibility will be available on centre websites and via social media channels."

For more information about The Marlowes visit: www.themarlowes.co.uk.

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