Face Coverings

From Friday 24th July the government is making the use of face coverings mandatory inside shops and supermarkets. 

Our Centre Manager Daniel Foley explains how this will affect your visit to the Baytree Shopping Centre.

Walking Through the Baytree Shopping Centre

If you are visiting the Baytree Shopping Centre, you will be required to wear a face covering for the internal/covered parts of the centre unless a medical exemption apply to you.  Further guidance on this can be found through the following link;

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/face-coverings-mandatory-in-shops-supermarkets-shopping-centres-and-enclosed-transport-hubs-from-friday?utm_source=ba320275-7ee2-47f1-946b-c6924915346b&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

Visiting Our Stores

If you are visiting one of stores you will be required to wear a face covering unless one of the medical exemptions apply to you.  Further guidance on this can be found through the following link;

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/face-coverings-mandatory-in-shops-supermarkets-shopping-centres-and-enclosed-transport-hubs-from-friday?utm_source=ba320275-7ee2-47f1-946b-c6924915346b&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

Each store will have its own policy around face coverings and occupiers have been issued guidance from Essex Police around reporting of non-compliance.

Other Safety Measures Taken by The Baytree Centre

The Centre has completed a COVID Secure Risk Assessment and the policy is on public display, measures implemented include

  • Using counting technology to ensure our maximum visitor numbers are not exceeded
  • Increasing cleaning patrols with a focus on touch points
  • In addition to increasing our cleaning practices we are using a system of fogging to provide additional protection against COVID-19
  • Providing hand sanitiser dispensers at all entrances and exits to the shopping centre including our service yards
  • Providing a dedicated queuing system for each occupier
  • Providing a dedicated walkway through the shopping centre Posters, signage and radio adverts are played through the Shopping Centre to remind customers of the need to keep to social distancing.