Wilko stores to remain open across Yorkshire during lockdown

All Wilko stores will remain open throughout Yorkshire during the second English lockdown, which is currently scheduled to run until December 2, so families can shop for non-food essentials.

By Ros Snowdon
Sunday, 8th November 2020, 12:11 pm
Updated Sunday, 8th November 2020, 12:16 pm
Customers outside Wilko in Leeds city centre
Customers outside Wilko in Leeds city centre

Having been named an essential retailer by the Government during the first lockdown, Wilko stores across England have been and will continue to be open.

Key ranges will include baby care, cleaning, hardware and DIY, health and personal care, household and pet care products. For non-essential items, such as Christmas gifts, decorations and preparation, decorating, entertaining, furniture and hobbies, shoppers can visit wilko.com, which offers home delivery nationwide.

The majority of Wilko’s 416 stores, including those in East, West, North and South Yorkshire, are based on the high streets of small towns, making them accessible to local communities as part of their daily exercise.

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To protect colleagues and customers, Wilko has introduced and maintained an 8-point safety plan which includes; enhanced cleaning, physical distancing via measures including protective screens and floor markings and store marshals and encouraging contactless payments.

Jerome Saint-Marc, Wilko’s CEO, said: “Not everyone has a large supermarket nearby to get the non-food essentials they need for their family.

“With 17 million people living within 2 km of a Wilko store we can help fulfil this need. As an essential retailer, we’re here to help keep your homes running smoothly. Whether it’s a few bits to make sure your home is kept spick and span, or those little essentials to help look after your family - we’ve got it all here in one place.

“The safety for our customers and team members continues to be our top priority and we’ve a comprehensive 8-point safety plan in place to do just that, including store marshals, to make sure we’ve got the numbers right in our stores. This may mean that sometimes, customers may experience a short wait and we thank them for their patience.”