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Everything you need to know about national lockdown restrictions at TraffordCity

Following the latest government announcement that we are entering a period of national lockdown, we are here to keep you informed on how this will affect TraffordCity businesses and visitors.

All non-essential shops, sport and leisure attractions must temporarily close.

The safety and wellbeing of visitors is important to all the TraffordCity family and so following government restrictions all sports and leisure venues will temporarily close. These include Trafford Golf Centre, Dino Falls Adventure Golf, Chill Factore, iFLY Indoor Skydiving, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, SEA LIFE, David Lloyd Clubs and Trafford Treetop Adventures,

Essential services that will remain open

In order to support our community, shops that offer essential services such as supermarkets and pharmacies will remain open and some restaurants and cafes will be offering takeaway food.

The Trafford Centre

The Trafford Centre remains partially open for essential services such as M&S Food Hall, pharmacies and opticians. A number of restaurants will be offering takeaway food.

Essential stores

M&S Food
Holland and Barrett
Vision Express
Optical Express

Takeaway food

Burger King
Five Guys
Frankie & Benny's
Gourmet Burger Kitchen
Haute Dolci
Krispy Kreme
Pizza Hut
Slim Chickens
Tru Street

The above lists are subject to change without notice so please check The Trafford Centre website and/or individual shops and restaurants before you visit.

More details are available on the website, including opening hours and which entrances/car parks are open.


The ASDA supermarket will remain open for essential shopping.

Priority Shopping

We’re so grateful for the amazing work of our NHS workers, Care Home Workers and Carers, which is why we continue to offer priority access to our stores for these customers between 8am and 9am each Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning—as well as priority browsing on Sunday morning before our stores open (in stores that run browsing time). We ask these customers to bring their work ID with them to help our colleagues spot you.


B&Q remains open and here to help.

Following the recent announcements, we want to reassure you that as an essential retailer, our stores remain open and customer and colleague safety is our priority. When shopping in our stores, we continue to ask all our customers to shop responsibly and follow the local government social distancing guidelines. You can continue to place orders for Click + Collect as well as home delivery on You can also book virtual kitchen, bathroom and bedroom planning appointments.

City Airport & Heliport

National Lockdown Access for the general public - Closed

Whilst under National Lockdown, City Airport is closed to the public. Access is only available where visiting a specific business or tenant within the Government rules for leaving home. 

National Lockdown Operational Status - Reduced availability, on request

City Airport and Manchester Heliport will be operating a reduced service, with reduced opening hours. We will be available on a reduced availability request only basis (advance notice required) for any flights that are permitted under the regulations and guidance. Flights (excluding emergency services) may not take place unless positive confirmation and approval is received.
For full details and PPR/Book out requests see 

Flying Schools

General Aviation (leisure) is not permitted under the Government Rules. If you have flights or lessons booked please contact your Flying School directly for information regarding your booking.

Please keep an eye on this page for the latest developments, take care of one another and stay safe.

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