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The Fashion Arena Prague Outlet in Prague has received the “Safe Shopping Certificate”. Following the Covid-19 pandemic, VIA Outlets have undergone a security audit conducted by an international certification group Bureau Veritas. It examined the established security measures and at the same time set a new standard for the entire industry.

Bureau Veritas, as a renowned international leader in testing, inspection and certification services, has awarded the “Safe Shopping Certificate” to VIA Outlets. The certification was granted after a complete audit performed in both the public and office areas of the outlet center. During the audit, various aspects were monitored, such as management awareness of Covid-19, knowledge of potential risks,types of quest and employee safety measures including access to proper PPE and equipment, sanitation of the centers and encouraging correct hygiene via advertising in all visitor facilities.

“The health and safety of our guests, employees and collaborating partners are always the highest priority for us. That is why we underwent the audit carried out by an independent third party and gave a clear indication that we are doing absolutely everything we can to provide a safe environment for everyone. As far as we know, we are the only ones to have passed this audit in the Czech Republic. More importantly, we continue to monitor government-issued safety regulations and continue to adjust our own safety measures accordingly.” says Lenka Čapková, the director of Fashion Arena Prague Outlets.

Despite the closure of eight of our outlet centres in March as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, VIA Outlets was able to reopen most of them by the end of April and the complete lot at the beginning of June. In accordance with the Czech government-issued regulations regarding the reopening of shops and services, Fashion Arena Prague Outlet reopened its doors on April 27, 2020. Thanks to its architectural layout, it was possible to reopen a week earlier than any other shopping centre in the Czech Republic. And even then, the company has put into place its own secure shopping protocols. These corresponded with government health and safety recommendations including safety distance measures, sanitary equipment and facilities in all centres and individual shops, queue control protocols and increased frequency of sanitation of all facilities.