HUNDREDS of keen shoppers are expected to flock to Silverburn today as the shopping centre open its doors for the first time since lockdown measures began.

Silverburn, as well as intu Braehead and Princes Square in Glasgow, are among the retail hotspots set to reopen this morning after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon gave them the go-ahead last week.

However, customers will have to embrace the new normal of social distancing and strict hygiene protocols if they want to return to the shops.

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David Pierotti, general manager at Silverburn, said: “It has been great to welcome back our customers to the centre today.

"We’ve been working hard behind the scenes for the past few months to get everything ready, and we’ve introduced a range of measures to keep everyone safe.

"We know that this new way of shopping is going to take some getting used to, but it is brilliant to see Silverburn and Glasgow open for business again.”  

Visitors will be required to wear face coverings in line with Scottish Government instructions.

It is also expected malls will provide frontline staff, such as security guards and customer service agents, with personal protective equipment (PPE) including face masks and gloves.