We are delighted to announce that Bakers & Baristas , Costa Coffee and Shake Dog are reopening their indoor dining today for people who are fully vaccinated as well as children under 18 in their care. The government have asked coffee shops and restaurants to implement specific safety measures in order to ensure a safe environment for both the employees and customers. A publication of these measures can be found at www.gov.ie.
What is required to dine or drink indoors?
1) All adults need proof that they gave been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have recovered from the virus in the past six months. The Digital Co-vid Cert will be the primary evidence for proof of immunity.
2) Proof of ID (such as a passport or driving licence) will also be necessary to present along side your vaccination cert.
3) Contact tracing details will be taken but only one person in the group needs to give them. These will be retained for 28 days by businesses and must be compliant with GDPR.
4) There will be no time limit on tables.
5) Face coverings must be worn at all times other than when seated at your table.
6) A maximum of six people over the aged of 13 are permitted at a table. This limit of six does not include accompanying children aged 12 or younger. A total combined capacity must not exceed 15 overall.
We ask that all customers remain patient while the businesses get to grips with these new measures.
The Showgrounds is a relatively new Shopping Centre at only 12 years old and we were lucky enough to have 9 x natural ventilation panels installed in the Shopping Centre. Air blows through the vents and ensures that visitors to the Showgrounds are breathing in fresh clean air as they walk through the mall. A major plus in these challenging times.
The restrictions are easing which means the majority of stores have now reopened in the Showgrounds. Coffee shops are still only allowed to do takeaway service and indoor dining restrictions remain in place which means our restaurants are still closed. However it is great that clothing retail is back with M&S clothing , TK Maxx, Edinburgh Woollen Mills , Pamela Scott, Vila and Only back open. Argos is now open for non essential items and their computer terminals where you can check if stock is available is now open also. A&E Jewellers is back open AND BB's is back open for takeaways. And not to forget the essential stores that have been with us all through lockdown are remain open M&S food, Dealz, Iceland , McCauleys , The Gourmet Butcher, Costa , Hale and Tech Mac. New Age Photography are also back in their studio taking bookings. So we finally see a ray of light and it is great to see people back shopping again. For individual store openings please go to our opening hours tab on the website as some stores extending their trading hours for the first two weeks to allow customers to shop safely. We ask all customers to keep wearing their facemasks even if they have had their vaccination.
Due to the Level 5 restrictions coming back in for the month of January, the following businesses are closed
Edinburgh Woollen Mills
New Age Photography
Bakers & Baristas
Blush House of Beauty
The following Businesses will remain open
M&S (Food Hall & Takeaway Coffee)
Argos (Essential Items Only)
Eason (Essential Stationary)
Costa Coffee (Takeaway Only)
The Gourmet Butcher
Tech Mac (Phone Repair)
Face coverings are mandatory in the Shopping Centre and we ask all customers to sanitize their hands on entry to the Centre.
We are delight to welcome all stores back on 1st December in the Showgrounds. Please check the trading times for the individual stores in the opening time tab above. TK Maxx for example will open from 8am until 11pm Monday - Saturday all through December so it can accommodate for customers at any time and M& S are extending to 8pm on Monday , Tuesday and Wednesday. Cafes and restaurants will reopen their table service from 3 days later Friday 4th November. Only will reopen under new management on Thursday 3rd December so we look forward to seeing them back in the Showgrounds. There will be no grotto this year due to the restrictions but we have heard Santa is busy in his workshop making toys for all the girls and boys. We ask all customers to wear a facemask in the Shopping Centre and adhere to the floor markings.