by Property Forum | Retail

With the easing of the strict governmental regulations in Budapest, NEPI Rockcastle Group, the owner of Arena Mall and Mammut Shopping and Entertainment Center is starting to get back to its usual operation. The company has introduced further safety measures in their Budapest shopping centres.


The buildings are frequently ventilated with 100% fresh air and additional cleaning and surface disinfection protocols are performed regularly. Frequently used furniture and equipment (such as handrails, foot court tables and trays) are disinfected hourly. Furniture in common areas are limitedly available for visitors to decrease the possibility of getting close. Besides the above, the owner placed hand sanitizing dispensers to numerous busy points at the properties. Shoe sanitizing mats are laid at all entrances of Mammut and mobile germicide lamps are disinfecting the air at the restrooms while in Arena Mall this is done by ozone ionic machines.

Social distancing rules are enforced through sticker markings in seating areas, corridors, elevators, and escalators. Operational staff, management staff, sales staff and all visitors are obliged to wear face masks and apply all other precautionary measures when entering the scheme.

„Both for Arena Mall and Mammut it is extremely important that visitors to feel safe and secure, so we are implementing the highest hygienic measures in our buildings,” said Erna Balla, Operations Asset Manager at NEPI Rockcastle in Hungary. „As part of the re-opening strategy, we have introduced extensive disinfection measures in the malls, and as part of the re-opening, the malls will launch a joint campaign to support tenants in this difficult time” she added.

Till the end of May, both Arena Mall and Mammut are operating with a core opening hour.