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With the re-opening of non-essential retail from Monday 15 June and hospitality and leisure sector from 4 July, we’ve been working with Kingston Council to support businesses and customers in returning to Kingston and having a safe and welcoming experience.

We are introducing signage across the town centre to encourage social distancing. Here’s our message to visitors to the town centre:

1. Please keep your hands clean — sanitise or wash them

2. Give each other room — please stay 2 metres apart

3. Please use contactless payment where possible

4. Be patient and be kind, things may take a little longer

5. Help us take care of each other and our town



 

Supporting Pedestrian Flow

We will be installing floor vinyls and social distancing signage across the town centre to help signpost areas for customers to queue and access premises. Narrow alleyways will be signed as 'one-way' to assist with social distancing. 


Ancient Market Place

We're pleased that the Ancient Market Place will see a phased re-opening for hot food traders in the coming weeks. Social distancing measures and signage will remain in place and we're working with traders to make sure they comply with new health and safety guidance.

Read our guide to shopping safely at Kingston Ancient Market Place here.


Cyclists

While we welcome cyclists to the town centre, we encourage you to walk through the town to ensure all visitors are able to use the space with plenty of room.


 

Protected Walking and Cycling Lanes

A number of initial highway changes have been implemented by Kingston Council at the following locations to help maintain social distancing at busy areas and ‘pinch points’ around the town centre:

• Eden Street - one way for all traffic. Click here for more details
• Clarence Street - Wilko to Kingston Railway Station
• Fairfield North - from the pedestrian crossing east of bus garage to Wheatfield Way
• Wheatfield Way - northbound side from College Roundabout to Ashdown Road
• Kingston Bridge​

Click here for further details. We will continue to review these changes and also ensure the rest of the highway network supports the safer re-opening of Kingston.


For Kingston businesses

If you’re a Kingston business, please click here to read our Re-opening Guidance for businesses and employers.


Car Parking

To support those visitors and workers who are driving into town a number of car parking providers across the town centre have reduced their tariffs. We have collated car parking prices into one ‘go-to’ document, which is here and will be updated, shared and promoted online.

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