We fully support our government's efforts to protect our critical workers and save lives. Please help keep our community safe by following social distancing measures. We have grouped together some frequently asked questions below - if your question is not answered here, please get in touch with us via our social channels or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
What are your opening hours?
Our opening hours are Monday – Wednesday 9.30am – 8pm, Thursday and Friday 9.30am – 9pm, Saturday 9am – 8pm and Sunday 11am – 5pm, however not all shops will be open across these hours.
How do I know which shops are open?
Some stores may be trading shorter hours, opening by appointment, or remain closed altogether. We advise that you contact the store directly to make sure it is open before making a special trip. Store contact details can be found on our website. You can also refer to our 'what's open?' page for specific store opening hours, and check our website and social media channels before you travel to avoid disappointment.
Can I come shopping in a group?
Please come shopping alone if you can, to minimise overcrowding. Allowing smaller numbers into the centre allows shoppers to respect social distancing measures. Please be patient with our teams who are here to help you.
I am a key worker, can I come at any time?
Yes, if you are an NHS worker or key worker, you can come to the front of the queue at any time - just have your work ID badge ready to show our staff.
I've got an appointment at a store, what should I do?
Some stores are operating by appointment only, including Specsavers, Vision Express, and Goldsmiths. Customers with a pre-booked appointment will be prioritised in the queuing system. Please make our staff aware of your appointment and be ready to show your booking confirmation if requested.
Where can I park when you open?
All car parks will be open and remain free of charge. For information on which car park is appropriate to park in to visit which retailer, please take a look at our guide here.
Will I have to queue to enter The Mall?
To maintain the safety of shoppers and staff, we are allowing smaller numbers into the Mall. This allows everyone the opportunity to respect social distancing. You should expect to have to queue if there are lots of customers as we will need to manage the number of people inside.
Will I have to queue to enter the shops inside?
Stores in the Mall will have space for varying numbers of customers depending on their floor space, so you may have to queue outside the store until a member of staff allows you access.
Which entrances are open?
All of our lower and upper level entrances are open.
What social distancing measures will I be expected to follow?
Please follow the signage directions on the floor to allow shoppers to move freely through the centre whilst respecting social distancing measures. There are 2m stickers on the floor to guide you as to a safe distance between you and other shoppers.
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Where should I stand when I am queuing for a store?
If you are queuing to enter a store, please use the marked footprint stickers on the floor as a guide to direct you. If all the marked queuing points are full, please move on to another store and return when it’s quieter.
What are the social distancing plans in place in the toilets?
To ensure the safety of all customers, not all toilet cubicles/urinals/sinks will be available in each toilet block. This is to allow for adequate social distancing when using the facilities. Please be patient with our staff, as there may be some queues to access these facilities.
What cleaning measures do you have in place?
We are working to keep you safe with enhanced cleaning of touchpoints (like doors, toilets, bannister rails, lift buttons and escalator belts). There will also be hand sanitiser available at points along The Mall which we would encourage you to use.
Are toilets open?
All toilet blocks are opening, however there are social distancing measures in place. We will be managing shopper numbers in the toilets, so please respect the social distancing methods and be aware that you may have to queue.
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Can I use baby changing and the Changing Places Facility?
Yes, these facilities will be open for customer use.
Can I access the disabled toilets?
Yes. The disabled toilets will be open for use.
Is Accessibility open?
Yes, the Accessibility suite will be open from 9am - 5pm. Please call ahead on 0117 915 5326 to make your booking before you visit.
Will the Information Desk be open?
The information desk and management offices reception desk are currently closed.
Guest Service Hosts are roaming in hi vis vests to assist you on your visit. Staff are here to help you. Please stay 2 metres away from them at all times and respect their space as they assist you.
Can I buy a Gift Card/speak to someone about my Gift Card?
At the moment, the information desk is closed so you will only be able to buy gift cards online. If you require assistance with gift cards, including finding out about extending the expiry date on your card, please click here.
Will the lifts still be in operation?
Yes. Lifts are restricted to use by one household group at a time. If you can, please use the stairs or the escalators to access other levels.
Will the escalators still be in operation?
Yes. Escalator steps are marked to help you respect social distancing. Please look for the blue footprints on the step and use these marked steps only.
I need first aid - what should I do?
Should you require any assistance during your visit, or if you become unwell, please speak to a member of the team who will be roaming in a high vis vest, and they will be able to assist you.
Will I be able to use the phone chargers/cash points/photo booths/amazon lockers?
The phone chargers, photo booths and Amazon lockers are currently out of use and will not be available during your visit.
To allow for social distancing, only selected cash points will be available for use.
Will the children's play areas and Kidz Play Creche be open?
No. The children's play areas and the Kidz Play creche will remain closed.
Is there anywhere I can sit down in the Centre?
Yes, but the number of seats has been reduced to allow for social distancing. Please do not sit in areas that have been marked with red cross stickers, as these spaces need to be kept clear. As the seating is limited, if someone else has a greater need than you, please be kind enough to give up your seat.
Are any food or drink facilities available?
Some of our cafes will be open and offering a takeaway service. If the weather is pleasant, we would encourage you to make use of the garden areas if you are wishing to sit down.