IKEA Leeds reveals rules customers must follow when it reopens on April 12
IKEA Leeds has revealed a list of rules it expects customers to follow when it reopens on April 12
Furniture and homeware giant IKEA has announced that stores across England and Wales will reopen on Monday, April 12.
The reopening comes as all non-essential retail are given the green light to throw open their doors again on Monday as part of the lockdown exit roadmap, which is seeing Covid restrictions gradually eased through the spring into summer.
Pubs with beer gardens will also be reopening for outdoor drinking from Monday in line with the changes.
This is the list of rules customers and staff must follow at IKEA Leeds in Birstall from Monday, April 12 when the store reopens:
· On-site temperature checks for co-workers
· Enhanced social distance guidance and signage throughout
· A staggered entry system and limited numbers of customers granted entry in store at any one time.
· Social distance wardens to help customers and ensure everyone is following social distancing measures.
· Additional hand sanitiser facilities and more frequent deep cleaning routines for bags, trolleys, bathrooms, rest areas, equipment and touchscreens
· Face coverings for co-workers and customers
· Screens at key areas such as checkouts, service points and customer returns, to enable social distancing
· In-store planning services to resume with screens and social distancing
· Cashless payments, by card and contactless, preferred
· All play areas and the customer restaurant to remain closed.
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Peter Jelkeby, UK&IE Country Retail Manager and CSO, said: “We’ve always believed that home is the most important place in the world.
"Over the past year, we've placed more demands on our homes than ever before, needing them to be spaces where we can live, work and play; fulfilling both our physical and emotional needs.
“Knowing that some of these shifts in our lifestyles, such as working from home, will become increasingly permanent over the coming years, our homes will need to become even more versatile and adaptable.
"As such we’re really looking forward to welcoming customers safely back into our stores, inspiring people to live a better and more sustainable everyday through our range of affordable home furnishings.”