BOSSES at the intu Braehead shopping centre in Glasgow have outlined how it will safely re-open the non-essential stores at the centre in line with Scottish Government guidelines.

The plan, drawn up to protect staff and shoppers from coronavirus, includes social distancing, hygiene procedures and more support to help stores re-open safely.

It includes placing limits on the number of people allowed into the centre at a time, plus a raft of other measures such as floor stickers indicating a one-way system for visitors making their way through the centre and staff training to ensure visitors stay socially distanced.

Shoppers will also be required to wear face coverings in line with Scottish Government instructions.

The Scottish Government has indicated that indoor shopping centres can re-open on Monday.

Enhanced hygiene regimes that were introduced at intu Braehead at the start of the coronavirus outbreak will continue, with even more deep cleaning of key areas and touch points such as escalators, toilets and keypads.

These measures have remained in place since the centre provided access to essential services such as pharmacies and supermarkets during lockdown.

Automatic hand sanitation dispensers will remain at entrances and other locations throughout the centre. Staff will be given personal protective equipment (PPE), with face masks and gloves provided to frontline workers such as security and customer service staff and visors issued to waste and environmental teams.

Peter Beagley, intu Braehead’s centre director, said: “We can’t wait to see our wide variety of stores re-open. Our team has been working hard to have the centre fully open in line with the Government’s guidelines and we’re doing all we can to make sure intu Braehead is a safe place to visit and to work. It will be a different experience than usual for everyone who visits us, but this is for everyone’s protection.

“We know we cannot do this alone and everyone who visits us, whether for work or to shop, will play their part in keeping themselves and each other safe by following official guidelines and the instructions and information provided by our team.”