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Introduction

Making Stores Covid-19 Secure

  • External queuing points have been clearly marked where possible to allow for social distancing.
  • The number of people allowed in store has been limited to allow more space for each customer.
  • A member of staff will be available at the entrance door to manage the queue and offer sanitiser.
  • Entrance and exit doors may have been repurposed to allow for social distancing and are clearly marked.
  • Additional hygiene measures, including hand sanitizing, has been installed at the store entrance and throughout the store.
  • Equipment on the shop floor has been located to allow for social distancing.
  • Floor signage has been installed to help with social distancing.
  • Some staircases and escalators may have been repurposed to allow one direction of travel only to allow for social distancing.
  • Lifts have waiting areas to allow for social distancing. Only one person or one household is permitted in the lift at any one time. Lifts have hand sanitizer available at all landings.
  • Till points have clear screens installed to allow for social distancing. Tills and card readers are wiped down after each transaction.
  • All staff members will be wearing clear visors and will be regularly sanitising their hands.
  • All staff members will maintain 2 metres social distancing at all times.
  • All regular touch points are cleaned frequently throughout the day.

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a team member available for help and assistance.
  • There is a home delivery service available from the store.
  • All items available in store are available online and deliverable to store.
  • There is an Order and Collect service in the store.
  • Customers can obtain online Order and Collect items from the Childrenswear till point.
  • The store does play background music.
  • There is a/are hearing assistance system(s) located within Costa.

Public Transport and Parking

  • Public Transport View
    • There is a bus stop within approximately 150m of the store.
    • The nearest train station is Manchester Victoria.
    • The nearest tram station is Exchange Square or Shudehill.
  • Parking View
    • The store does not have its own car park.
    • There is a public car park within approximately 200m of the store.
    • The public parking facilities are located on High Street.
    • There is not a designated drop-off point.

Approach

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is tiled.
    • Access into Manchester Arndale is step-free via double width automatic doors.
    • There is step-free access on the approach.

Outside Access (Manchester Arndale - Upper Level - Womenswear)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the upper level of Manchester Arndale.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • There are security barriers at this entrance.
    • There is not a team member available for assistance at this entrance.
    • There is wayfinding signage available at this entrance.

Outside Access (Manchester Arndale - Lower Level - Menswear)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the lower level of Manchester Arndale.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • There are security barriers at this entrance.
    • There is not a team member available for assistance at this entrance.
    • There is wayfinding signage available at this entrance.

Outside Access (Withy Grove)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Withy Grove.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 230cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are good.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located immediately to the right and left as you enter.
    • There is/are 4 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.

Outside Access (Corporation Street)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Corporation Street.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 198cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • There is/are 11 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead as you enter the Manchester Arndale - Lower Level - Menswear entrance.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the Manchester Arndale - Lower Level - Menswear entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A team member does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are level 0 and level 1 and level 2.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • There is a good colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate.
  • There is a good colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 120cm x 220cm (3ft 11in x 7ft 3in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.
  • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.

Womenswear

  • Womenswear View
    • Womenswear is located on level 2, ahead as you enter the Manchester Arndale - upper level - Womenswear entrance.
    • There is step free access to Womenswear.
    • Main routes should have a width of 100cm with side aisles at a width of 75cm.
    • There is step free access throughout the Womenswear aisle(s).
  • Till Point(s) View
    • There is step free access to the Womenswear till point(s).
    • The nearest Womenswear till point(s) is/are approximately 30m from the Manchester Arndale - upper level - Womenswear entrance.
    • The till point(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The height of the Womenswear till point(s) is/are 100cm.
    • There is not a lowered section at the till point(s), however there are clipboards and portable chip & pin machines available.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the till point(s).
    • There are not windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the till point(s) which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The till point(s) is/are not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
  • Accessible Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 23 fitting room(s) in total within Womenswear, 1 of which is an accessible fitting room.
    • There is step free access to the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The accessible fitting room(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • There is a curtain opening to access the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The clear width of the fitting room opening is 145cm.
    • The dimensions of the accessible fitting room(s) are 210cm x 275cm.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a/are wall mounted rail(s) in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a drop down rail in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a mirror in the accessible fitting room(s), the bottom edge of the mirror is 10cm from the floor.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s) in the accessible fitting room(s), 150cm from the floor.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a bench seat in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The height of the chair from the floor is 48cm.
    • There is not an assistance bell in the accessible fitting room(s), however if notified in advance a member of staff will be available for assistance if required.
  • Standard Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 22 standard fitting room(s) within Womenswear.
    • There is step free access to the standard fitting room(s).
    • The fitting room(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • There is a chair/stool/changing bench in the standard fitting room(s).

Beauty

  • Beauty View
    • The Beauty department is located on level 2, to the left of the store as you enter the Manchester Arndale - upper level - Womenswear entrance.
    • There is step free access to the Beauty department.
    • Main routes should have a width of 100cm with side aisles at a width of 75cm.
    • There is step free access throughout the Beauty department aisle(s).

Lingerie

  • Lingerie View
    • Lingerie is located on level 2, to the right of the store as you enter the Manchester Arndale - upper level - Womenswear entrance.
    • There is step free access to Lingerie.
    • Main routes should have a width of 100cm with side aisles at a width of 75cm.
    • There is step free access throughout the Lingerie aisle(s).

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are in a staff area and are only available on request.
    • The stairs are located in a staff only area, ahead and to the right as you enter the Manchester Arndale - Lower Level - Menswear entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 30m from the Manchester Arndale - Lower Level - Menswear entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are level 0 and level 1 and level 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are low.
  • Escalator(s) View
    • Escalators can be used to access other floors.
    • The escalator(s) is/are located ahead as you enter the Manchester Arndale - Lower Level - Menswear entrance.
    • The escalator(s) is/are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The escalators go both up and down.
    • The floors which are accessible by escalator(s) are level 0 and level 1 and level 2.
    • The escalator(s) steps are clearly marked.
    • The foot and head of the escalator(s) are clearly marked.
    • The lighting levels at the escalator(s) are good.

Childrenswear

  • Childrenswear View
    • Childrenswear is located on level 0, to the left of the store as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access to Childrenswear, via lift.
    • Main routes should have a width of 100cm with side aisles at a width of 75cm.
    • There is step free access throughout the Childrenswear aisle(s).
  • Till Point(s) View
    • There is step free access to the Childrenswear till point(s).
    • The nearest Childrenswear till point(s) is/are approximately 40m from the lift.
    • The till point(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The height of the Childrenswear till point(s) is/are 100cm.
    • There is not a lowered section at the till point(s), however there are clipboards and portable chip & pin machines available.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the till point(s).
    • There are not windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the till point(s) which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The till point(s) is/are placed in front of a background which is patterned.
  • Standard Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 2 standard fitting room(s) within Childrenswear.
    • There is step free access to the standard fitting room(s).
    • The fitting room(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • There is a chair/stool/changing bench in the standard fitting room(s).

Menswear

  • Menswear View
    • Menswear is located on level 1, ahead as you enter the Manchester Arndale - lower level - Menswear entrance.
    • There is step free access to Menswear.
    • Main routes should have a width of 100cm with side aisles at a width of 75cm.
    • There is step free access throughout the Menswear aisle(s).
  • Till Point(s) View
    • There is step free access to the Menswear till point(s).
    • The nearest Menswear till point(s) is/are approximately 30m from the Manchester Arndale - lower level - Menswear entrance.
    • The till point(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The height of the Menswear till point(s) is/are 102cm.
    • There is not a lowered section at the till point(s), however there are clipboards and portable chip & pin machines available.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the till point(s).
    • There are not windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the till point(s) which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The till point(s) is/are not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
  • Accessible Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 13 fitting room(s) in total within Menswear, 1 of which is an accessible fitting room.
    • There is step free access to the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The accessible fitting room(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • There is a curtain opening to access the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The clear width of the fitting room opening is 147cm.
    • The dimensions of the accessible fitting room(s) are 230cm x 235cm.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a/are wall mounted rail(s) in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a drop down rail in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a mirror in the accessible fitting room(s), the bottom edge of the mirror is 10cm from the floor.
    • There is not a coat hook in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a functional emergency alarm, but the pull cord is out of reach (10cm+ from the floor).
    • There is a bench seat in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The height of the chair from the floor is 48cm.
    • There is not an assistance bell in the accessible fitting room(s), however if notified in advance a member of staff will be available for assistance if required.
  • Standard Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 12 standard fitting room(s) within Menswear.
    • There is step free access to the standard fitting room(s).
    • The fitting room(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • There is a chair/stool/changing bench in the standard fitting room(s).

Home

  • Home View
    • The Home department is located on level 1, to the right of the store as you enter the Manchester Arndale - lower level - Menswear entrance.
    • There is step free access to the Home department.
    • Main routes should have a width of 100cm with side aisles at a width of 75cm.
    • There is step free access throughout the Home department aisle(s).
  • Till Point(s) View
    • There is step free access to the Home department till point(s).
    • The nearest Home department till point(s) is/are approximately 50m from the Manchester Arndale - lower level - Menswear entrance.
    • The till point(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The height of the Home department till point(s) is/are 102cm.
    • There is not a lowered section at the till point(s), however there are clipboards and portable chip & pin machines available.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the till point(s).
    • There are not windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the till point(s) which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The till point(s) is/are not placed in front of a background which is patterned.

Costa

  • Costa is located on level 0, ahead as you exit the lift.
  • There is step free access to Costa, via lift.
  • There is step free access throughout.
  • Food and/or drink(s) is/are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food and/or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • The height of the service counter is 95cm.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter, however there are clipboards and portable chip & pin machines available.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
  • Tables are not permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 2m from the entrance/opening.
  • The nearest table is approximately 3m from the counter.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest dining table is 40cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest dining table is 73cm.
  • There is clear manoeuvring space throughout.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Two handle cups are not available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Costa does play background music.
  • WiFi is available in Costa.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located on level 0, to the left of the store as you exit the lift, within Costa.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet, via lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 218cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 2in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 90cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 85cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • There is a good contrast between the external door and wall.
    • There is a good contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • There is a good contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a good contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall.
    • The toilet seat has a good colour contrast.
    • There is a good contrast between the walls and floor.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
    • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 89cm (2ft 11in).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located on level 0, to the left of the store as you exit the lift, within Costa.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the shared toilet(s), via lift.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • There is a/are similar standard toilet(s) available.

Parent and Baby Room

  • There is a parent and baby room for public use.
  • The parent and baby room is located on level 0, to the right of the store as you exit the lift.
  • The parent and baby room is approximately 40m from the lift.
  • There is step-free access to the parent and baby room, via lift.
  • Team members do need to be notified for use of the room.
  • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the parent and baby room door.
  • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
  • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • There are disposal facilities in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a wash basin in the parent and baby room.
  • The height of the wash basin is 83cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is lever.
  • There is/are not chair(s) in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a toilet in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a baby area adjacent to the parent and baby room where bottles can be heated.