Aberdeen shopping centre announces plans to reopen

An Aberdeen shopping centre has announced plans to reopen its doors next month.

The Bon Accord centre will have a number of measures in place to keep people safe when it restarts operations on the 13th of July. 

They include a requirement for visitors from different family groups to stay two meters apart and for customers keep to the left when travelling through the premises. 

It follows an easing of the coronavirus lockdown restrictions by the Scottish Government. 

Craig Stevenson, Centre Manager said: “We look forward to welcoming visitors back to the centre. The safety of our community is our priority and we have taken several steps to ensure that customers and staff are kept as safe as possible.

“The centre has been deep cleaned and we have put a one-way system in place to help enforce social distancing. Hand cleaning facilities are available in all our public areas. Furthermore, we have put in place a dedicated ‘touch point team’ who will be cleaning all high touch areas throughout the mall such as lift buttons and handrails.

“Restricted areas such as lifts are limited to one family group at a time and queueing systems have been put in place for each store. We would also like to let customers know that toilets and kids play areas will remain temporarily closed, until these parts of the mall can be reopened safely.

“We would like to extend our thanks to all visitors and centre staff for doing their bit to help keep our community safe.”

A full outline of the centre’s safety plans during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found at: https://www.bonaccordaberdeen.com/blog/corona-virus. 

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