Cinema and some shops closed at Dalton Park as opening times changed amidst coronavirus pandemic

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Dalton Park has reduced its opening times and a number of outlet stores have closed in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The popular outlet centre in County Durham has announced that there are no plans for the outlet to close as of March 19, but that it is reducing trading hours.

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But it confirmed that a number of individual brands have taken the decision to temporarily close their UK stores as a precautionary measure.

Dalton Park has reduced its opening times during the coronavirus outbreak.Dalton Park has reduced its opening times during the coronavirus outbreak.
Dalton Park has reduced its opening times during the coronavirus outbreak. | JPIMedia
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In a statement to customers it said: “At present there are no plans for the outlet to close, however to support our stores trading hours will be reduced from Thursday, March 19.

“There may be some individual stores where the times will be different due to staff availability.

“A number of individual brands have taken the corporate decision to temporarily close their UK stores, purely as a precautionary measure.

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“We will endeavour to keep you informed of these temporary closures over on our website.”

Dalton Park confirmed that it is following Government advice, with staff briefed to maintain the ‘highest hygiene standards possible’ and measures are in place to clean public places deeper and more frequently.

As of Thursday, March 19 the following stores will be temporarily closed:

New Balance

Adidas

Cineworld

The Cosmetics Company Store

Berghaus

Clarks

Gap Outlet (closed from 6pm on March 19). Lindt (closed from Friday, March 20.)

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Trading hours for outlet stores and cafes will be reduced to the following:

McDonalds have reduced opening hours closing at midnight and reopening at 6am.

They have closed seating areas and temporarily move to being takeaway and Drive Thru only.

Starbucks, Love Coffee and BB’s are operating as takeaway only with seating areas closed off.