intu shopping centre in Milton Keynes urges people to come out and support its stores when they re-open
Bosses at intu have today announced an opening date for the centre's non-essential shops.
Following yesterday’s government announcement, they plan to open from Monday 12 April 2021.
The centre is currently open for Click & Collect and essential retail or services, including Barclays Bank, HSBC, Santander, Zara and Hugo Boss.
Shelley Peppard, general manager at intu Milton Keynes, said: “We are delighted by the recent government announcement and, under official safety guidance, we look forward to welcoming people back to the centre to support our retailers."
She added: “We want to reassure people that we are putting everything in place to make them feel comfortable and confident when returning to the centre to help them fully enjoy their shopping experience. So many of us have missed the pleasure of browsing a clothes rail, grabbing a bite to eat or catching up over coffee. From 12 April we can.
"While we ask everyone to follow safety procedures, it’s now time to come out and support the high street.”
Under the proposed reopening measures, visitors to the centre will be required to wear a face covering at all times, maintain social distancing and use the hand sanitiser provided.
The number of visitors in the centre will be monitored and restrictions will be put in place to safely manage the flow of people, and there will be a "strict and comprehensive" cleaning regime.
A full list of retailers that will open from 12 April will be regularly updated on the centre’s website and posted on social media.