All the new rule changes Meadowhall shoppers need to know during second lockdown

Like it did during the lockdown in spring, Meadowhall will undergo changes to ensure shopping remains safe for those attending to go to essential stores.

By Lloyd Bent
Friday, 6th November 2020, 12:29 pm

Essential stores will remain open for businesses at Meadowhall during the second national lockdown. Shops deemed non-essential have had to shut until at least December 2.

Social distancing measures will be in place and certain facilities in the shopping centre will no longer be available or will be available at a reduced capacity.

And while ‘essential’ retail stores will be kept open, some retailers will be offering click-and-collect services along takeaway or delivery at some restaurants.

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Meadowhall during the first lockdown.


The available parking at the shopping centre will be limited.

The blue car park adjacent to Debenhams will be closed to cars but available for pedestrian access to Meadowhall via the Tinsley South Supertram stop.

The red and yellow car parks will be closed.

All other car parks will be open as usual. Disabled spaces near the Shopmobility area are in the Orange zone.

Water fountain

The water fountain has been switched off for customer ‘safety’ purposes.

Oasis Dining Area

Cafes and restaurants open at Meadowhall are offering eat-in, a click and collect and take away options.

In line with government guidance, customers dining in the Oasis Food Court are now required to check in with the NHS Test and Trace app by scanning the QR code on their table. Visitors also must wear a face covering whenever they are not sat at a table.

The opening hours of restautants might differ slightly from usual. Check the website.


There is now limited seating in the shopping mall area.

This is part of the measures that are in place to help ensure social distancing is observed.

Child and baby facilities

The soft play area is now closed. This is in accordance with the latest guidelines for the closure of non-essential facilities.

Baby changing facilities are open as usual, however only one family is permitted to use them at once.

Bottle warming facilities are unavailable during the lockdown.


The familiarisation sessions are not available during lockdown as they cannot be done while observing social distancing.

The scooter pre-booking service has also been suspended.

There are accompanied shopping services, wheelchairs and self-drive scooters available.