Shopping Centre Update

New Square’s upmost priority is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its customers. We understand that you may have concerns about returning and want to reassure you that we’ve put in place all the necessary measures to help you safely enjoy everything the shopping centre has to offer.

Covid-19 opening times

Latest Information – 12th April 2021

From Monday 12 April 2021, non-essential stores will be permitted to open in England, meaning that New Square’s stores will be open. Restaurants and dining outlets remain closed for dine in, but will continue to offer takeaway and/or delivery.

Keeping Customers Safe

A number of safety measures are currently in place at the shopping centre. We ask that everyone follows these to make their experience, and that of other shoppers, as safe and enjoyable as possible when they visit us.  By doing this we will be able to continue supporting the needs of our community.

We would also ask that everyone is considerate to the centre’s staff, those working in the stores and to other shoppers when visiting us. Published opening times may change at short notice as situations change, so it is recommended that you check our latest opening times before visiting us for the most up to date information.

Social distancing

In line with government guidance, we would ask that visitors continue to practice social distancing and maintain a minimum 2m distance.

The centre has put in place stickers and posters along the mall as a reminder to continue to socially distance during your visit.

One way system

A one way system has been implemented throughout the centre to help maintain social distancing. Individual shopping lanes have been created and floor stickers are in place to help guide visitors.

Visiting our stores

There will be a maximum number of people allowed into each store at one time (this number will vary according to that store’s individual policy) and the public will be asked to queue outside in a socially distanced manner until it’s their turn to enter the store.

Floor stickers have been put in place to help people maintain a 2m distance whilst waiting. We’d recommend bringing an umbrella in case of bad weather, as you should be prepared to queue outside some stores.

Hand washing

We would ask that you wash your hands regularly during your visit.

This can be done within the centre’s Public Toilets or at a number of Hand Sanitising Stations which have been installed at regular intervals along the mall.

Outdoor seating

All outdoor seating remains temporarily cordoned off or removed.

Public Toilets

The public toilets at New Square are open for you to use. Some sinks and cubicles within the toilets are closed off to help maintain social distancing and hand dryers have been replaced with paper towel dispensers.

Cleaning

Enhanced cleaning provisions have been put in place, with additional deep cleaning of public areas, toilet facilities and touch points to ensure the highest possible level of cleanliness throughout the centre.

Lifts and Escalators

One person at a time is allowed to use a lift and staff will use PPE when pressing buttons to operate the lift.   Escalators have been marked so only 1 step every 5 can be used to maintain social distancing.

New Square Staff

Our centre team will be on hand as always to help you during your visit and can advise on any queries you have.

Management staff, security, cleaners and other public facing members of the team will wear PPE including face masks and gloves whilst working on site to maintain their safely and the safety of others.

A full training programme has been implemented for staff, so they are able to carry out their work and continue to help the public, whilst maintaining social distancing.

Car parking

Parking is available on both the Tesco car park and Primark long-stay car park. Car parking charges are active on both car parks.

New Square Staff

Our centre team will be on hand as always to help you during your visit and can advise on any queries you have. Management staff, security, cleaners, and other public-facing members of the team will wear PPE including face masks and gloves whilst working on-site to maintain their safety and the safety of others.

A full training programme has been implemented for staff, so they are able to carry out their work and continue to help the public, whilst maintaining social distancing. Please don’t hesitate to ask a staff member if you have any queries during your visit.

Bring Your Mask

It is now mandatory to wear a face covering in shops and supermarkets across England, so please bring your mask with you when you visit the centre.

We’d also request that visitors wear their mask in the public areas of the centre as well where possible.

Centre Update

From Monday 12 April 2021, non-essential stores will be permitted to open in England, meaning that all stores at New Square will be open.

For the centre’s latest opening times, in addition to those dining outlets open for takeaway, please review our latest opening times.