Here's how Dalton Park is going to protect customers and staff when it reopens

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Dalton Park bosses have outlined their plans to reopen the site next month.

Dalton Park will be introducing all the measures advised by the Government and industry bodies to ensure shopper safety, their wellbeing and to protect the health of all who work at the centre.

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Managers have produced computer images to show how the centre may look.

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Arrangements for the reopening include access through the left hand side of the gates which will remain partially closed to control the flow of people.

There will be markings on the floor and queuing areas outside stores while toilets will be open but will be for single use to facilitate social distancing.

Cleaning regimes will be increased throughout the mall and hand sanitiser stations will be dotted throughout the mall.

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There will be increased visibility of customer service staff, while the number of people entering the site will be monitored and CCTV used to ensure there are no bottlenecks inside.

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All staff will have undergone additional training before returning to work.

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Stores have adapted their interior layouts and till areas and calculated their maximum capacity.

It was initially thought stores would stagger reopening, with June 1 expected to be the earliest opening date, but the two-week delay means more stores will be open from day one.

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The Morrisons petrol filling station will be opening soon, but an exact date has not been set.

Jerry Hatch, Centre Manager at Dalton Park, said: “We are ready and have been meticulously planning for the safe reopening on the centre for some weeks now. We will be introducing safety measures as advised by the government and industry bodies to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our shoppers, staff and retailers, who all work in the centre.

"We are fortunate that Dalton Park is an outdoor centre and we have reasonable space to accommodate social distancing, whilst still creating an enjoyable shopping environment. We look forward to welcoming shoppers back to the mall from mid June.”

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