Thermal scanners and virtual queues for Bicester Village reopening

The outlet has revealed more about its social distancing measures, ahead of Monday.

Shoppers will have their temperatures scanned when they get there, with the exception of children in pushchairs.

Thermal imaging cameras will scan you remotely as you walk past. If your temperature is above 38°C, you'll be asked to wait in a 'cooling zone' for re-scanning using a handheld scanner.

If your temperature remains above that, you'll be asked to leave.

Restaurants at Bicester Village are doing digital menus, and you can now book a space in a virtual queue for some of the boutiques.

You have to register online and will receive a text alert when it’s time to return to the shop.

The site has also launched an interactive map to help people navigate and plan their trip.

The two-metre distancing rule is being imposed at Bicester, which is also doing takeaways from its restaurants from Monday and has installed hand sanitiser and washing facilities throughout the village.

Earlier this week, Oxford's Westgate centre revealed some of its plans for social distancing once non-essential shops are allowed to reopen, including hand sanitiser stations and floor arrows.

At the Covered Market in Oxford, over 50 small independent traders are starting to swing back into action from Monday.

Stewards will be positioned on each entrance to manage numbers and a one-way system will be introduced inside.

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