Vangarde Shopping Park has enjoyed a good week of trading after re-opening from the lockdown measures of COVID-19. Shoppers at the park have been successfully adhering to safety measures whilst visiting, making the first full week of trading for the open stores run smoothly and safely.

While Next and M&S have both seen a good first week trading, John Lewis & Partners has now confirmed it will re-open from June 25 at 10am.

In acknowledgement that shopping may take a little longer than normal due to queues, anyone who has parked for longer than the maximum four hours on the shopping park should visit the Management Suite (next to Prezzo) when they are due to leave with receipts to get their parking validated.

Deb O’Donnell, centre manager at Vangarde says: “It has been a really good first week for the stores which have now reopened. It is fantastic to see shoppers back at Vangarde and I am pleased that all our hard work making the park safe has paid off.

“The safety of our visitors and staff is paramount, so we are continually monitoring the situation on site and following government guidelines. We are looking forward to all the stores and restaurants getting back to normal as soon as it is allowed.”

During lockdown, Vangarde announced a new restaurant will be joining the line-up of eateries. Estabulo Rodizio Bar & Grill has now moved in and we are awaiting confirmation on the opening date once restrictions on restaurants eases, more details will follow.

Deb O’Donnell continues: “I am confident Estabulo will bring something completely different to Vangarde. It is an exciting addition that shoppers and diners will really enjoy.”

Vangarde has increased the amount of cleaning cycles on the park to make sure the main areas are clean. The on-site LED display screens are also playing COVID guidance as a reminder to all visitors on how to stay safe.

The guidelines are based on the UK Government guidelines. Each store also has its own safety measures, so shoppers are asked to make sure they are aware of these before entering.

Please check the Vangarde website for store opening times, plus links to the stores’ COVID Secure policies. We will regularly update our social media with the latest information. Further information and assistance can also be found at the management suite next to Prezzo.