SALFORD Shopping Centre is set to stay open despite renewed advice from the Government to avoid all non-essential travel and social contact.

In a statement issued on their Facebook page, the centre's owners vowed to keep trading but with "enhanced cleaning protocols".

The statement read: "We understand that this is a difficult time, and want to reassure you that the wellbeing of our team, stores and customers is our priority. In line with UK Government guidance, our centre remains open.

"The evolving nature of the situation makes some disruption inevitable and we apologise if this causes inconvenience. To reassure visitors, we have enhanced our already stringent cleaning protocols and postponed our events schedule.

"The opening times of individual stores may vary - so we recommend you keep checking this page and that of individual retailers for updates. The centre and our stores will continue to work hard to help this community, and we ask that our visitors shop sensitively, considerately and respectfully.

"Thank you from the Salford Shopping Centre Team."

Meanwhile three more cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Salford in the last 24 hours.

The increase brings the total number of people infected by the Covid-19 illness in the city to four, according to new data released by Public Health England.