RAVENHEAD Retail Park has announced that it will officially reopen on Monday, June 15, in line with the latest guidance from the Government.

The Government announced that 'non-essential' retail could reopen from that date as part its gradual lifting of the coronavirus lockdown measures.

Ravenhead Retail Park, owned and managed by Hammerson, will reopen its doors it has confirmed.

Not every brand will be ready to open on June 15 however and customers are encouraged to check Ravenhead Retail Park’s website for information on specific brands’ opening times before they visit. Initially, leisure brands will not reopen, except for takeaway or delivery.

Some stores at the retail park have been operating during the pandemic.

B&Q reopened its doors on April 22 and M&S has remained open.

Owners say safety and security remain Ravenhead’s number one priority and it has introduced a range of measures to keep customers safe. These include:

• Clear signage throughout the retail park reminding consumers of the need to follow social distancing guidance, and to avoid shopping in large groups

• Enhanced cleaning processes, with a clear focus on key customer touch points

• Clear graphics for queues outside of stores

• All customer-facing colleagues to wear protective clothing when in internal areas

The car park will be available for use but customers are advised to check Ravenhead‘s website before they visit if they wish to check the services they wish to use are available.

Andrew Berger-North, director of retail parks at Hammerson said: “It has been a really challenging time for everyone, and we are hugely grateful to the key workers that have done so much over the past few months.

"At Ravenhead we’re working really hard to make sure we can re-open on June 15 and that we can do so safely.

"We ask that people be patient with us though, as the way we shop is going to be different for a while, and visits might take longer than usual.

"We can’t wait to re-open, and to welcome back our customers.”