Businesses at a major Enfield shopping centre have reported “healthy” customer numbers since they were allowed to open last week.

Edmonton Green Shopping Centre has seen 80 per cent of non-essential retailers open their doors in line with Government guidelines since Monday, June 15.

A range of new heath and safety measures has been put in place to protect customers.

Operations manager Marie Kyriacou-Edwards said: “I am really impressed with how well the shoppers have adapted to the measures we have put in place throughout the centre.

“We saw some large queues on Monday morning ahead of reopening, but these have gradually reduced throughout the week to much lower levels.

“We appreciate the shopping experience is different to the one customers enjoyed pre-Covid but we are asking the public to please work with us and help support each other to ensure everyone can go about their shopping needs safely and efficiently.”

A spokesperson for The Mall, Wood Green, commented: “While it is too early to provide details on trading, we are very pleased to have welcomed back so many of our regular guests and were encouraged by the footfall levels at the centre.

“We would like to thank all our guests and retailer customers for adhering to the social distancing guidelines.”

Another business that was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic was Beerblefish Brewery in Georgiou Business Park, Edmonton.

James Atherton, who runs the brewery with his wife Bethany, said he had to furlough one member of staff due to the pandemic – but they were now back at work.

He said the business had been “desperate” during April, but it had managed to adapt to the changed circumstances and had been helped by support from the council in the form of rate relief.

Pubs have been allowed to sell takeaway packs of beer and mini-kegs, and they have been supplying these to several pubs and other businesses around Enfield, with orders picking up during May and June.