Shop queues and amber alert at Luton's The Mall in reopening week

Queues of excited shoppers were the flavour of the week as Luton's The Mall reopened the majority of its shops last Monday.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 12:11 pm
Updated Monday, 19th April 2021, 12:12 pm

On Monday, April 12, non-essential retailers were allowed to resume trading in England and Wales.

In Luton, it meant a flurry of queues and the shopping centre was even temporarily placed on 'amber' alert - meaning it was approaching capacity - on Thursday.

Luckily since then, the centre has enjoyed a healthy 'green' alert throughout the weekend and today (Monday).

Luton's The Mall was excited to welcome back shoppers last week

Roy Greening, general manager at The Mall Luton said: “It’s great to see our non-essential stores reopen and whilst being incredibly excited to welcome shoppers back, it’s more important than ever that we all continue to follow the guidance around 'hands, face and space'.

"Protecting the health and safety of guests and staff remains our number one priority, with enhanced sanitation and social distancing measures in place throughout the centre.

"We’ve reintroduced our traffic light system back to The Mall, to inform the community about the best times to shop.

"This is being communicated at our entrances and via our social media channels and website, where guests can also keep up to date with the stores that are open at the centre.”