Major Harrogate shopping centre is to reopen

Harrogate's key shopping centre in the heart of the town centre is to reopen next week for the first time in nearly three months.

Tuesday, 9th June 2020, 10:25 am
There will be additional cleaning and hygiene measures on site when Victoria Shopping Centre reopens in Harrogate.

Following the recent update of Government advice, non-essential retail units will be re-opening at Victoria Shopping Centre from Monday, June 15.

Centre manager James White said the centre management team had taken every precaution to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and visitors when they are able to welcome them back.

This includes introducing additional cleaning and hygiene measures on site, asking visitors to comply with physical distancing rules at all times, increased signage and wayfinding throughout the centre, and introducing queue-management where necessary.

Stores including WH Smith, Post Office, Poundland and Grape Tree are already fully open to the public and have introduced measures to provide physical distancing and enhanced hygiene standards.

Mr White said; “More stores are expected to open on June 15, but it is anticipated that store reopenings will take a phased approach with some stores taking a few extra days after that to fully re-open.

"Victoria Shopping Centre will keep an up-to-date list of the store openings, opening times and additional useful information for visitors on the website.”

Food shops, cafes and restaurants such as Starbucks and Eats 2 Go are offering take-away/delivery services only.

It is not yet known when they will be able to fully re-open to customers and offer eat-in dining, but this will be in-line with the latest Government advice.

Shoppers are urged to check the centre website before travelling for all the latest news, or follow Victoria Shopping Centre Harrogate on Facebook to be the first to hear any updates.

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