With the shutdown for shoppers starting in England on Wednesday, the Trafford Center is asking people to plan ahead if they want to visit.
Many shoppers may prefer to visit the center during the quieter periods, which are usually early in the day and later in the evening. Quieter shopping times will be posted weekly on Trafford Center social channels.
The mall is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays, and some major stores – including Selfridges, Debenhams, John Lewis, Butts, Primark, Marks and Ship – will open one hour before 9am, giving people the opportunity to mark everything out Their early Christmas list. Primark will also trade from 7am on December 2 until its regular closing time on December 3.
To ensure safe social distancing, the center will monitor capacity limits. This means that customers may be required to stand in a line outdoors during busy periods and it is advised to wear appropriate clothing for the winter weather. A number of car parks and entrances will also remain closed to help manage capacity.
Since Greater Manchester is Level 3, restaurants will only be open for fast food and will not open entertainment venues. Visitors should pay attention to government rules for traveling to the area and meeting anyone outside of their family or support bubble at the center.
The robust safety measures taken by Trafford Center will continue to play an important role in making the Center a safe place to visit and work.
As per the government’s directive, everyone who visits the center must wear a face covering that securely covers their nose and mouth, unless they are exempt. People must follow the designated routes, with a one-way system in place to allow everyone a comfortable social distance once they enter.
Improved hygiene systems will continue, with regular deep cleaning of key areas and contact points such as escalators, toilets and keyboards. Hand sanitizing pads will also remain at the entrances and throughout the center.
“It has been an extraordinary year, but Christmas remains the highlight of our calendar, and we can’t wait to welcome everyone again on Wednesday, December 2,” said Zoe Inman, Center Director at Trafford Center.
“Since the start of this pandemic, we have robust and adaptive plans to ensure the safety of everyone who visits and works at Trafford Center, and these robust safety measures will continue as non-essential retail stores open again.
We recommend that visitors spend a few minutes planning their visit to ensure they get the best possible experience.
“We know the Christmas season will be different this year, but we would like to thank everyone in advance for doing their part.”