The Water Gardens welcomes back shoppers as non-essential retailers set to re-open
Entertainment / Sun 14th Jun 2020 am30 10:24am
SINCE the beginning of the lockdown only essential shops such as Asda, Santander and Barclays have been available at The Water Gardens. As per Government guidelines, non-essential retailers start reopening on Monday and customers will finally be able to shop for clothes, gadgets and beauty products in person for the first time in months.
The Water Garden team has been working tirelessly and looking forward to welcoming customers back. Dionne Thomas, centre manager said: “We want to keep our customers and colleagues safe and have implemented all the necessary measures for that. But above all we want people to have a good time”.
Social distancing measures will be in place and the centre is adopting a one-way system and adding plenty of sanitising stations. Each store will also implement their own health and safety protocols and only a limited number of people at a time will be allowed inside.
The exciting news is that most of our shoppers’ favourite stores will be reopening from Monday 15th. Stores such as H&M, Sports Direct, TK Maxx, Topshop, JD Sports, Pandora and Tessuti.
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Non essential - they are ALL essential to the people who's income depends on them. It would be nice to see you asking difficult questions of the "leaders" rather than just parroting press releases. Lock down has been more destructive then covid by far
My guess from a person who hasn’t been subjected to the impact COVID has had to our community. More about the cost of everything with no clue about the value of anything Speak to the people of our community who have lose friends or family members. Speak to the hundreds of people who have had COVID and were terrified about what might have happened Speak to the front line staff who have seen and witness the terrible tragedy this has brought to our community . Speak to the experts who know the lockdown was vital and should have happened sooner. Speak to the people who kept to the rules. We’re all victims and accept many will lose jobs and businesses but balance that against life and loss. One you can recovery from the other you can’t Money may matter but people matter more. Lockdown saved life’s and it’s a true sadness that more couldn’t have been saved. Let go forward in a gentle dignified way building and opening slowly our town and our community.