Aberdeen’s three city centre shopping centres are preparing to re-open their doors following the relaxation of the Scottish Government’s lockdown restrictions.
Union Square, the Bon Accord Centre and the Trinity Centre have had their doors by and large closed since late March.
Only essential stores in each of the shopping locations – such as Boots the chemist – have remained open to enable people to purchase key items.
Now, after updates on the Scottish Governments plan to begin lifting lockdown measures, bosses at each of the shopping centres has laid out plans to invite the public back to their stores.
Measures such as a dedicated one-way system, live monitoring of footfall so the centre doesn’t become too busy and increased cleaning have been promised by Union Square.
While the main centre is scheduled to re-open on July 13, the shopping park is hoping to open to the public as soon as June 29.
Ryan Manson, general manager at Union Square, said: “It has been a really challenging time for everyone,and we are hugely grateful to the key workers that have done so much over the past few months.
“We ask that people be patient with us though, as the way we shop is going to be different for a while, and visits might take longer than usual.
“We can’t wait to reopen, and to welcome back our customers.”
Social distancing signage and the installation of hand sanitiser stations have also been promised, while customers have been asked to pay via contactless methods wherever possible.
Craig Stevenson, manager for the Bon Accord centre, added: “The safety of our community is our priority and we have taken several steps to ensure customers and staff are kept as safe as possible when they come to visit us.”