Meadowhall reveal behind the scenes video of ‘exciting’ new store opening on Monday

This video gives a sneak peek inside an exciting new store opening at Meadowhall on Monday, April 12.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 9:09 am

Shoppers are expected to flock back to the giant shopping mall next week as non-essential shops across England are allowed to open for the first time in more than three months.

Joining the usual favourites will be a new shop specially for sports fans, opening just in time for this year’s World Snooker Championship, which gets underway in Sheffield next Saturday, April 17.

The Fan Cave will be hosting the Ronnie O’Sullivan store, selling snooker memorabilia and clothing, among other items, and if you’re lucky you might even see the defending champion there.

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Meadowhall will have a one-way system and traffic lights operating to control capacity when non-essential stores reopen from Monday, April 12

The Rocket shared this video of preparations for the opening, saying ‘new idea I'm trying so hope everyone will have a visit if you're in and around sheff’.

Meadowhall will have a one-way ‘keep left’ system in place, with hand sanitising stations and enhanced cleaning regimes in place.

All visitors must wear a face covering unless exempt for medical reasons, and police and council officers will help staff at the mall ensure everyone sticks to the guidance.

Visitor numbers will be carefully managed to ensure people can maintain social distancing, with red and green indicators used on store fronts, and shoppers may be asked to queue outside if it gets too busy.

A selection of restaurants and cafes will be offering a takeaway service, with two designated outdoor dining areas in place, and the Steel Foundry Wetherspoons will also be opening an extended outdoor area for customers to enjoy seated dining in groups of up to six people or two households.

While most stores at Meadowhall will be reopening next week, some big names will be missing, with Topshop, Thorntons and Burton among those which have announced their permanent closure.

The World Snooker Championship will be the first of the Government’s test events to help fans safely return to sporting and cultural venues, with spectators required to take a Covid test before and after attending, and the final is set to be played in front of a capacity crowd.