The DIY chain has been closed since late March after the UK foreclosure, although customers have been able to use click and collect services to purchase goods.
He says he is now able to open some stores, with strict hygiene and social distancing measures in place to protect customers and staff.
The stores will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., although they will not operate click and collect services, with the exception of the Paisley branch.
Two branches reopened on Saturday morning – in Paisley and West Thurrock – with a dozen more to open in the coming days.
The 14 stores that have reopened are:
- West thurrock
- Culverhouse Cross in Cardiff
- Brandon Road in Coventry
- Sutton in Ashfield
- Hull Road in York
A B&Q spokesperson said, “As an essential retailer, we have observed other essential retailers supporting social distancing in their stores and are now able to follow best practices and reopen a small number of our stores. on a trial basis, while keeping our colleagues and customers safe.
“We strictly limit the number of customers in the store at any time. Customers may therefore need to queue before entering the store.
“To help remind everyone to respect their personal space, we have two-meter floor markers in all of these stores and also Perspex screens at checkouts. “
Customers visiting stores will only be able to purchase products available in stores on the same day.
Services such as kitchen and bathroom design, paint mixing, wood cutting and key cutting are not available at this time.
The store will also only accept card and contactless payments.
The spokesperson added, “We urge all customers to follow government guidelines on social distancing and to make responsible purchases only when necessary. “