intu says it's preparing to reopen stores in its Watford centre by using a one-way system as lockdown restrictions are eased.

The shopping centre giant announced its plans to slowly open up its stores in the town centre which includes limiting the amount of people and cars in the centre at a time.

The Government stated yesterday that all non-essential retailers will be able to reopen in England from June 15.

intu also outlined in its plans about closing some parking bays and other measures such as a one-way system and floor stickers.

Centre staff will be given personal protective equipment (PPE) and training to ensure visitors stay in line with social distancing guidelines.

There will be deep cleaning of areas such as escalators, toilets and keypads. Hand sanitation stands will also be available at entrances and other locations throughout the centre.

intu chief executive Matthew Roberts said: "Experts from across intu have formed a specialist taskforce who have considered everything we need to run intu Watford and our other centres as safely as possible.

"This includes working with our brand customers and providing them with all the support they need to reopen safely.

"We know we cannot do this alone and everyone who visits our centres whether for work or to shop will play their part in keeping themselves and each other safe.

"Our teams have been working incredibly hard to keep our centres clean and safe during the lockdown and we're hugely grateful to them."