Rotherham Town Centre back open for business

Rotherham Minster

Rotherham Town Centre is back open for business from today (15th June) following an easing of Covid-19 restrictions by the government.

It’s the first time that shops will be able to welcome back customers since the lockdown was announced in late March.

Social distancing restrictions will be in place with two metre distance signage in place.

Other temporary changes are also being made to the layout of the town centre to support residents to maintain social distancing. These include queuing systems at shops and directional markings for visitors to follow.

Councillor Denise Lelliott, Cabinet Member for Jobs and the Local Economy, said: “This is the next step in the re-opening and recovery of the Town Centre following the re-opening of the outdoor covered market at the start of the month.

“It’s fantastic news that shop owners can now start to welcome customers back following the lockdown but it’s also important that customers and visitors follow the safety measures that are in place. The safety of the public, shop owners and workers remains our number one priority.”

The pavement will also be widened outside Wilko on Corporation Street to allow for social distancing.

Anyone visiting the Town Centre is reminded not to congregate in large numbers and to follow government guidance on social distancing.

Staff will be on hand at information points to help and assist people with the new measures that have been put in place.

Published: 15th June 2020