In line with the latest Government guidance, Merry Hill is welcoming visitors back for non-essential shopping from today.

Shoppers received a warm welcome from the Merry Hill team who were handing out spring flowers to celebrate the reopening.

A list of stores that are now open at the centre as well as eateries offering take-out options can be found at merryhillcentre.co.uk.

The centre will be initially opening an hour earlier at 8am and shoppers are advised to check directly with individual brands before visiting, as some opening times may vary.

Steve Hargreaves, Operations Manager at Merry Hill said: “We are excited to be welcoming visitors back to enjoy shopping at the centre and have a number of surprises planned throughout the day to celebrate the reopening with our shoppers.

“Our teams have been working hard to ensure everyone can enjoy a safe return to the centre and we’ve also created a new outdoor dining area by Eat Central, which we hope our visitors will enjoy.

“With a number of new openings coming to Merry Hill and our multi-million-pound transformation set to be complete this summer, the next few months represent an exciting chapter for the centre.”