HOMEBASE has reopened its 164 UK stores from today – with additional social distancing measures in place.
The DIY chain closed its doors in March to protect its staff and customers despite being classified by the government as an “essential retailer” amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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He has continued to trade online since then, but started the process of reopening his stores last weekend.
After initially reopening 20 stores on a trial basis, it opened 50 additional stores on Wednesday this week.
And starting today, May 1, all of its remaining stores will be reopened for customers.
You can find your nearest store on their website.
However, it will not offer certain services, such as kitchen design appointments, key cutting or certain concessions, including Bathstore and Rug Doctor carpet cleaners, which you can normally hire for 48 hours.
But he said that as soon as they were available, he would notify customers.
You also won’t be able to use the Reservation and Pickup Service, which allows customers to book items online and pick them up in store.
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When shoppers visit Homebase stores, they will find new Plexiglas screens at checkout, ground-level guidelines for maintaining strict social distancing, and checkouts that only accept card payments.
All stores will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, except stores in Scotland, which will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Homebase says it has contacted some customers who have placed online orders to give them the option of picking up their products from their local store if they have not already been shipped to their home.
You can still buy online and have items delivered – although Homebase reports that its delivery times are slightly longer than normal.
Delivery varies depending on what you buy and only standard delivery is available at the moment.
All delivery prices are listed with product descriptions, and most items cost around £ 6.
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Several other stores have started reopening in recent days, including B&Q.
Wickes also opened a small number of stores with social distancing measures.
Here is a full list of stores and food chains that are now open.