Hand sanitisers introduced as shops and toilets prepare to re-open in the 'new normal'
In preparation for the reopening of many if not all the shops in Putney Exchanges Shopping Centre the management team have advised PutneySW15 that a full risk assessment has been undertaken and one of decisions was to operate a one way system into and around the shopping centre to enable social distancing to be managed.
The total capacity of visitors at any one is in the shopping centre including occupied units is 2,600 rounded down to be on the safe side.
We understand that queueing is the responsibility of the individual shops and that the centre will allow some limited queuing in the mall but not in the area by Waitrose as there will be the existing queuing system for that store continuing in that area.
Anne Partridge, the Centre Manager said:"Whilst not mandatory for the shopping centre we have decided to install fixed sanitising stations at entrance , exit and adjacent to the escalator and lifts at first floor to reassure visitors that we care about their safety and that they are both entering leaving a safe environment.
"In addition we have placed smaller sanitisers at the car park payment machines where there are contact points and will ask customers to sanitise their hands before entering our toilets before use to reduce the spread of germs in that area and of course wash hands thoroughly on leaving. Some operators have decided not open toilets - we believe this is wrong and there is an obligation on us to provide and have enhanced cleaning regimes ready to go."
June 13, 2020