June 5, 2020 10.37 am This story is over 48 months old

Waterside Shopping Centre to reopen with one-way system

Safety measures have been put in place

Lincoln’s Waterside Shopping Centre will reopen on June 15 with various safety measures in place, including a one-way system.

At the time of publication, 12 retailers said they are planning to open, which are:

  • H&M
  • Office
  • Mobile Phone Expert
  • Goldsmiths
  • Ecovape
  • Lincoln Watch Clinic
  • O2
  • The Fragrance Shop
  • Skechers
  • Yours
  • Topshop/Topman
  • Warhammer

Savers reopened on May 31 as it is a retailer of essential services.

The remaining stores are still to be confirmed, but this situation may change on a daily basis. The remaining stores are:

  • No1 Currency
  • Stormfront
  • Vision Express
  • Smiggle
  • Menkind
  • Claire’s
  • MobileBitz
  • Next
  • Roman
  • Superdrug
  • Lincoln City Football Club
  • New Look
  • Buzz Bingo

Shoppers will have to follow a one-way system, maintain a two metre distance from others and they will be encouraged to use the numerous hand sanitisers stations that have been installed.  The individual retailers have also implemented their own COVID-19 safety measures.

The centre’s team will be monitoring the number of people who enter and a queuing system will be in place as and when needed.

Shoppers will be asked to enter through the High Street entrance, with the one-way system taking them through the centre to the lower level, from where they will be able to exit via the Waterfront doors.

If any shopper, or anyone close to them, is displaying COVID-19 systems it is requested that they stay at home.

Click here for the latest information on opening times and procedures.

Dean Cross, general manager at the shopping centre, said: “We want to reassure people that we are doing all we can to reopen safely. We know that lots of people want to resume shopping in the centre and our retailers are keen to welcome them.

“In developing our plans, we have followed government advice, and while we appreciate that things will be very different, we are confident that it will still be a safe and pleasant experience.”