Rugby's Elliott's Field to officially reopen later this month

Not all stores will be ready for the June 15 opening

Elliott's Field. Photo: Google Streetview.
Elliott's Field. Photo: Google Streetview.

Elliott's Field Shopping Park is set to officially reopen on June 15, with extra measures being taken to keep staff and customers safe.

Initially, food and beverage and leisure brands will only reopen for takeaway and delivery, while it is understood that a range of retail outlets will open.

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A spokesperson for Hammerson, which owns and manages the shopping park, said that not every brand would be ready for the June 15 reopening - so customers are advised to check to see which stores are open.

Nine stores at the park, including M&S, Carpetright, Halfords and Furniture Village are already open.

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 Elliott’s Field we’re working really hard to make sure we can re-open on 15 June, 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.”

A spokesperson for the shopping park said: "Safety and security remains Elliott’s Field’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 the Elliott’s Field’s website before they visit to be sure the services they wish to use are available.

News of the reopening comes after the Advertiser previously reported that the park's branch of Debenhams would not be reopening following the lockdwn.