Shops reopening in Falkirk's Howgate centre

More shops are preparing to open in the Howgate shopping centre in Falkirk from tomorrow.

By Jill Buchanan
Sunday, 12th July 2020, 11:48 am
Updated Sunday, 12th July 2020, 11:48 am

The centre and car park will reopen on Monday with new safety measures in place.

Customers are asked to ensure that they use the dedicated entrance and exit doors and follow the 'keep left' customer flow system.

There will be hand sanitiser stations at all entrances and key areas and enhanced cleaning of customer touch point areas.

More stores are opening in the Howgate on Monday, July 13

There is reduced seating and shoppers are asked to keep this for those with mobility issues.

Many shops, including Debenhams, will open tomorrow with hairdressers from Wednesday, July 15.

The Allotment cafe is due to open on Monday for takeaways and, along with Costa, will be able to serve customers sitting in from Wednesday.

Shoppers are reminded that they must wear a face covering when shopping unless they have a medical exemption.

A spokesperson for the centre said: “Shopping in an enclosed space is still a risk so please only shop for essential purchases and services, make your visit as quick as you can, and shop alone where possible.

“We will update our website with individual store opening hours and any new guidance/restrictions imposed by individual retailers.”

They urged people to follow the Government FACTS guidance:

Face coverings in enclosed spaces

Avoid crowded places

Clean your hands and surfaces regularly

Two-metre social distancing

Self-isolate and book a test if you develop coronavirus symptoms

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