According to the latest decisions adopted by the Cabinet of Ministers (CM) regarding the organization of trade during an emergency, from today, October 11, the shopping and entertainment centre AKROPOLE will operate in two security modes - red and green. On weekdays, the red zone will house part of the essential goods stores in the AKROPOLE and will be open to all visitors, while the green zone will have all other stores, including clothing stores, eateries, a cinema and a sports club, open only to visitors with an interoperable Covid-19 vaccination or recovery certificate, presenting an identity document.
The verification of interoperable certificates and identity documents will be performed by the security service staff using specially purchased equipment for scanning QR codes. The scanning equipment will be able to read the QR code accurately and quickly, thus reducing the gathering of visitors and making the process as convenient and fast for visitors as possible.
The shopping centre will be divided into zones and visitors are invited to follow the instructions inside the shopping centre. The red zone, which will be accessible to every visitor, will house convenience stores and service providers, such as the supermarket Maxima XXX, pet stores, opticians, the pharmacy Euroaptieka and others. On weekdays, all other shops, restaurants, cinemas and sports clubs will be open in the green zone. Visitors with an interoperable Covid-19 vaccination or recovery certificate who do not carry an identity document will not be able to enter the AKROPOLE green area. In addition, in both the red and green areas, visitors must properly wear a face mask and maintain a distance of two meters.
“As before, AKROPOLE will continue to take care of safe shopping, which remains our priority. Responsible action for virus containment is in the interests of all of us, so we urge visitors to be understanding and follow all the enhanced security regulations set by the government,” says Zane Kaktiņa, manager of the AKROPOLE shopping and entertainment centre.
According to the new restrictions, public skating opportunities in the AKROPOLE ice arena, as well as the children's playground will be closed.
Information about store operations on weekends and holidays
According to the latest decisions of the Cabinet of Ministers, AKROPOLE will be partially closed on weekends and holidays. Almost 70 shops and service points will continue to operate as usual.
On weekends and public holidays, only the following sales and / or service outlets will be open in AKROPOLE: grocery stores, pharmacies, opticians' shops, animal feed stores, press outlets, hygiene goods stores, telecommunications goods and services outlets; economic service providers (excluding entertainment service providers), including catering establishments, cinemas and sports clubs.
Please follow the current information on the AKROPOLE website www.akropoleriga.lv
About the shopping and entertainment centre “Akropole”
“Akropole” is not only the most modern shopping and entertainment centre in Latvia but also the first to receive the prestigious BREEAM certificate in both its designing and construction stages, thanks to the high energy efficiency and sustainability standards with which the processes complied. “Akropole” was also recognised as the winner in the nomination category “New Public Building” in the “Latvian Construction Industry’s Annual Award 2019” contest, and was recognised as the best BIM object at “The Best Building of the Year in Latvia 2019”. Moreover, connected to “Akropole” shopping centre is the largest B+ class Business centre in Latvia.