New West’s River Market reopening in one direction

If River Market in New Westminster was a band, it would be Britain’s boy band One Direction.

That’s based on part of this shopping centre’s reopening strategy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

River Market is reopening on Wednesday, June 3, with the operating hours being 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

To assist customers in maintaining physical distance, River Market has added directional arrows for shoppers to follow in one direction.

“We're implementing one-way flow through first floor of River Market. Be safe, be kind, be patient,” read a River Market tweet.

River Market in New Westminster
Arrows on the floor at River Market in New Westminster. River Market photo

River Market is also implementing other measures, such as regular cleaning of all touch surfaces.

  • One-way flow; please enter by west entrance (near red stairs/Harbour Liquor Store) and exit by south patio doors.
  • Hand sanitizers are available at entry and exit.
  • Frequent cleaning and disinfecting schedules in common spaces, washrooms, and commonly touched surfaces.
  • Washroom stalls are reduced and hand dryers replaced with paper towels.
  • Food Hall seating has been removed to create more space for distancing.
  • Physical distance queues in front of shops and restaurants.
  • River Market admin team and Security on site during public opening hours.

With these increased precautionary measures in place, shoppers at many malls have been asking the following of customers:

  • If you are feeling unwell, please do not enter the centre
  • Be kind and maintain a physical distance of minimum two metres
  • Keep to your right
  • Sanitize and wash your hands frequently
  • Shop efficiently and only handle what you plan on purchasing.


© New West Record

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