- New brands such as Gym+Coffee, Polestar and Chopstix will be joining favourites such as Selfridges, John Lewis and Primark

- Safety measures will continue to play an important part in making the centre a safe place to visit and work

Visitors will be able to safely enjoy The Trafford Centre experience from 12 April, with favourite brands such as Selfridges, John Lewis, Zara and Primark at Barton Square all reopening their doors.

Lots of new brands and promotions will also be joining the centre, including Gym+Coffee, Polestar, Chopstix, Tommy Hilfiger, Pop Specs and Forever Unique.

Dining-in at restaurants and indoor entertainment venues will re-open later, as part of the government’s roadmap. A wide range of restaurants, such as Tampopo, Five Guys, Archie’s, Barburrito and Slim Chickens, will be offering a takeaway service from 12 April - with visitors welcome to enjoy their food and drink on one of the centre’s many outdoor areas.

The Trafford Centre’s strong safety measures will continue to play an important part in making the centre a safe place to visit and work, including one-way systems, frequent deep cleans, hand sanitation stations, regular tannoy announcements and capacity limits. In addition:

  • Everyone must wear a face covering on entry and indoors, unless exempt. Trained officers will be engaging with customers at entrances if they are not wearing a face covering.

  • In order to adhere to the centre’s capacity limits and allow for social distancing, visitors may be asked to queue to get in, particularly at weekends when the centre can be more popular. People are advised to come prepared for the Great British weather, should they have to queue. 

  • Our teams have undertaken additional wellbeing and customer service training, and we ask visitors to be kind and considerate to our colleagues and to others

  • People should only visit the centre with people they live with or are in a support bubble with; the rule of six applies to indoor spaces from 17 May.

  • A number of car parks and entrances will remain closed to help manage capacity. Visitors can check this information on the website before their visit: traffordcentre.co.uk.

Zoe Inman, centre director, said: “We’re more than ready to give our visitors a big welcome back from 12 April and once again provide people with the Trafford Centre experience they know and love, as well as welcoming some new and exciting brands.

“Our approach to re-opening will be cautious and we have lots of precautions in place as restrictions are gradually eased. We’ve invested in additional training and wellbeing resources for our colleagues, and teams have been working hard to get the centre ready.

“All we ask of visitors is to plan their trip, check our website and social channels for important information, and follow any safety measures in place. Our hardworking teams are here to help keep you safe, so please be kind and considerate if approached by one of our colleagues. Let’s all work together to ensure restrictions can be eased further, and we can go back to a more normal way of life.” 

Centre opening hours will be 10am–9pm Monday – Saturday and 12pm–6pm on Sundays.* From 17 May, the centre will remain open until 10pm. A full list of stores and opening hours can be found here: traffordcentre.co.uk.  

* Primark at Barton Square will be opening at 9am-10pm (excluding Sunday) for the first week of opening, and 10am – 10pm after this. Selfridges will be opening 10am - 9pm.