Customers are flocking to Lansell Square for essential services as the centre focuses on safeguarding shoppers, staff and tenants.
A number of businesses in the centre have closed under trading restrictions introduced due to the coronavirus pandemic.
B&T Nails, Polish U Nails, Yins Massage, Beauty & Brow are closed until further notice following restrictions announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison earlier this week.
Other businesses including K-Mart, Coles and Woolworths remain open but the food court is closed with food outlets offering takeaway only.
All other ancillary items such as play areas, kids rides and massage chairs have been closed.
A Lansell Square spokeswoman said Charter Hall, who operates Lansell Square, will continue to be guided by federal government advice.
"Charter Hall is focused on safe guarding the health of our team, our tenant customers, our partners and the Bendigo community," the spokeswoman said.
"We have actively implemented the trading restrictions as they have been announced. "
"The management team at Lansell Square are communicating frequently with our shoppers, tenant customers and the boarder community. The frequency of cleaning in the general areas of the centre has been increased, we have additional security to assist our shoppers with maintaining social distancing."
While Lansell Square has seen more people come through its doors for essential services, the spokeswoman encouraged people to be as efficient as possible while shopping.
"Lansell Square is experiencing an increase in traffic," the spokeswoman said. "We are operating a convenience-based centre that provides essential goods and services and we are committed to supporting the community in which we operate whilst ensuring the social distancing requirements are maintained.
"When shoppers are visiting us, we encourage them to focus on purchasing what they need and return home quickly and safely.
"We have hand sanitisers on entries to our supermarkets, an abundance of signage regarding their social distancing responsibilities and are making frequent PA announcements. These additional steps have been put in place to safeguard the health of those visiting our centre and ensure we play our part in stopping the spread of COVID-19.
"We will continue to be guided by the Federal Government in relation to community services and shopping centres."
Bendigo Marketplace was contacted and declined to comment.
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