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RE-OPENING OF NON ESSENTIAL RETAIL
We’re all in need of a little retail therapy after the year we’ve had. Luckily for us, non-essential retail re-opened on Monday 12th April. You’re now able to trek down Queen Street with as many shopping bags as you can physically carry.
However, it’s important to also remember that regulations will remain in place to maintain the safety of shoppers in the City Centre.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
Please be aware that the City Centre may be busy as the shops re-open. In order to keep shoppers safe in store, limited capacities will be in place which could result in a queueing system outside the store. Please take advantage of any hand sanitiser stations in shop doorways.
Just remember to:
- Wash your Hands
- Wear a Face Covering Indoors
- Maintain Social Distancing
WHAT SHOPS ARE OPEN?
Non-essential retailers will re-open from the 12th April. To avoid disappointment, check out their individual websites for dates.
- St David’s Shopping Centre. St David’s want your shopping experience to be safe and stress-free, so they’ve put in place a host of measures that we think will help. Have a read of these here.
- Queen’s Arcade. The top priority here is to provide a safe and secure shopping environment for their shoppers and retailers. Read more here.
- Victorian & Edwardian Arcades. The re-opening dates of independent retailers inside the arcades may differ, please take a look at the City of Arcades website for further information.
To view more retailers open in Cardiff, visit our ‘Shopping’ page.
Need a re-fuel? Remember, you can only takeaway until 26th April. Pick up a bite to eat in one of Cardiff’s many delicious cafes such as 200 Degrees on Queen Street, The Greenery inside Cardiff Market or grab a cappuccino inside the grounds of Cardiff Castle. If it’s a sunny day, why not use the opportunity to pick up some snacks and have a picnic in Bute Park?
MAKE A NIGHT OF IT
If you’re planning to shop ‘til you drop, treat yourself to a night in one of the City’s hotels. Hotel Indigo is conveniently located on Queen Street amongst the High Street names, and The Clayton is a short stroll from the train station. There are offers available for every occasion, read our Staycation blog here.
GETTING TO THE SHOPS
It’s important to plan your journey well in advance as capacity on public transport will be reduced. Ensure you visit the transport provider’s website and double check the timetable for any changes before setting off. Don’t forget your hand sanitiser and mask!
Have a read over the advice from transport providers on our travel and transport blog.