Banbury's Castle Quay Shopping Centre ready for retail reopening on April 12

Castle Quay Shopping Centre in the Banbury town centre has announced its non-essential stores will be re-opening from April 12 in line with the lifting of national lockdown restrictions.

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 1:43 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 1:44 pm
Shopping Centre Director Oliver Wren pictured at an entrance to Castle Quay

Officials with shopping centre say it is well prepared for the wider re-opening and it has been given a thorough deep-clean in advance of the reopening.

All Castle Quay staff have undertaken a refresher training course to ensure they are prepared for the re-opening, including crowd and queue management and enhanced cleaning routines.

Directional signage remains installed throughout the centre and 30 hand sanitiser stations are available, to reassure shoppers and to help minimise the risk of infection.

Opening hours for stores will be available to view on the shopping centre website here: updates on the planned lifting of additional restrictions on restaurants from May 17 will be provided at a later date.

Oliver Wren, centre director at Castle Quay Shopping Centre, said: “The safety and comfort of Castle Quay visitors remains our number one priority.

"All enhanced safety and cleaning practices remain in place and all staff are fully prepared to welcome shoppers back.

After what has been a challenging time for everyone, on behalf of Castle Quay, I would like to thank everyone for supporting us and our retailers. Please continue to shop local and support Banbury and its businesses.”