Junction 32 confirms plans to reopen stores next month

Junction 32 Shopping centre will begin reopening next month, it has been confirmed.

Friday, 29th May 2020, 3:55 pm
Updated Friday, 29th May 2020, 3:56 pm

Shops at the outlet centre were among thousands to close in March following the announcement of a UK-wide lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Posting on Facebook at the time, the centre said they would remain closed "until further notice" and said: "We look forward to welcoming you back to Junction 32 just as soon as it is safe to do so.

"Stay safe, stay home if you can, and look after each other."

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Junction 32 Shopping centre will begin reopening next month, it has been confirmed. Stock image. Photo: Google Maps

But a spokesperson has now confirmed that shops will begin reopening on Monday, June 15.

Under new government guidance, non-essential will be able to reopen from June 15 providing they have completed a risk assessment and are confident they can manage the risks.

It is not yet known which shops will open, but Junction 32 said they would keep their guests updated through social media and via their website.

A spokesperson said: “Following Government advice and guidance in recent weeks, we have been working on plans for future store openings as and when it is safe to do so.

"The health and wellbeing of our guests, our colleagues and our contractors is paramount so we will only reopen our stores if the current Government advice remains in place and it is safe to do so.

"Extra measures such as one-way systems, two-metre distancing, hand sanitisers and extra cleaning will be in place, and our security and concierge teams will be available to help manage queuing and capacity.

"FAQs will be added to Junction 32’s website soon and, closer to June 15, guests will also be able to check online to see which stores are open. The centre’s social media channels will also be updated with additional information and trading hours details.”