CORONAVIRUS: B&Q reopens in Swindon (But with strict social distancing measures)
Swindon’s B&Q store has reopened to the public with additional social distancing measures put in place.
The town’s store is included int he 215 across the UK that reopened this morning and the DIY company plans to reopen the rest as soon as it can.
When it comes to social distancing, the store is limiting the number of customers it can have at any given time as well as a designated queuing area outside and two-metre markers throughout the store.
Only products that you can shop and takeaway in store on the day are available to customers.
Graham Bell, B&Q CEO, commented: “During this time of self-isolation and social distancing, we’re all learning new ways of living and shopping.
“We’ve watched how other essential retailers have supported social distancing in their stores and followed their best practice with trials at 14 stores.
“Following the success of the trials, with customers adhering to our social distancing measures, we’ve now opened over half of our stores.
“We’re confident that our strict social distancing measures keep customers and colleagues safe while helping homes and gardens, as well as people’s wellbeing, to be maintained.
“Whether shopping in our stores or online, we ask that all our customers follow the government’s social distancing guidelines and shop responsibly only for what is necessary.”