‘Two Loos-Long Trek’ reminder for Bury St Edmunds shoppers...
‘Two Loos-Long Trek’ reminder for Bury St Edmunds shoppers
Shoppers and visitors to Bury St Edmunds as more of the town centre re-opens for business from today (Monday) are being reminded that hygiene and sanitary facilities are likely to be different to what’s been available before lockdown began.
Our Bury St Edmunds which manages the Business Improvement District (BID) says member shops are looking forward to welcoming customers again but some may not realise that the majority of public toilets in the town are currently closed and the only ones available have reduced capacity because of social distancing and are likely to have queues. The public facilities at the Abbey Gardens are open but others around the town including those at arc shopping centre and some customer toilets in stores remain closed at the moment.
Chief Executive of Our Bury St Edmunds Mark Cordell said: “It’s quite a trek to the Abbey Gardens from somewhere like Cornhill or the arc and pubs and restaurants are not open at the moment either, where people might otherwise stop for refreshment and take the opportunity to use their toilets too. If you are coming in for some shopping remember to spend a penny at home before you spend your pounds in the town centre.”
Shoppers are also reminded that they may wish to bring their own face coverings and hand sanitiser as part of their visit although it may be possible to buy these in a number of town centre shops subject to availability, particularly pharmacists and supermarkets. Sanitiser stations will be available at the arc entrance points but not at other entry points to the town.
Mark Cordell added: “Health and hygiene is very important to visitors and people who live and work here, which is why we want to make people aware of what’s currently available. Parents with children who might need changing facilities for example will need to keep an eye on what has been re-opened as measures hopefully continue to be lifted in the coming weeks. We all want to welcome shoppers back but it’s only fair to remind them that the town is currently a little different.”
Our Bury St Edmunds has placed a number of signs and floor markings around the town as visual guides for social distancing. It continues to work with partner agencies including local authorities to help businesses as lockdown measures are lifted.
For more information visit www.ourburystedmunds.com/ .