The intu Milton Keynes shopping centre has unveiled plans to reopen its non-essential stores in April.

The shopping centre intends to re-open its stores from April 12th, in line with the plans to reopen the country’s economy over the next few months as announced by the British government yesterday (22/02).

Under the proposed reopening measures, visitors to the centre will be required to wear a face covering at all times, maintain social distancing and use the hand sanitiser provided. The number of visitors in the centre will be monitored and restrictions will be put in place to safely manage the flow of people.

At present, a limited number of stores are currently open for essential retail, Click & Collect or food takeaway services.

Shelley Peppard, general manager at intu Milton Keynes, was delighted to announce the news.

She said, “We are delighted by the recent government announcement and, under official safety guidance, we look forward to welcoming people back to the centre to support our retailers.

“We want to reassure people that we are putting everything in place to make them feel comfortable and confident when returning to the centre to help them fully enjoy their shopping experience. So many of us have missed the pleasure of browsing a clothes rail, grabbing a bite to eat or catching up over coffee. From 12 April we can. While we ask everyone to follow safety procedures, it’s now time to come out and support the high street.”

A full list of retailers that will open from 12 April will be regularly updated on the centre’s website here midsummerplace.co.uk and posted on social media.