Leeds B&Q and six other Yorkshire stores reopen amid coronavirus pandemic

The Leeds B&Q store has reopened after closing due to coronavirus lockdown measures.

Wednesday, 22nd April 2020, 5:02 pm
The Leeds B&Q store has reopened.

The Beeston store, just off of the Ring Road, opened to the public again on Wednesday, April 22.

Other Yorkshire stores that have reopened are: Castleford Glasshoughton, Doncaster, Huddersfield, Hull St Andrews Quay, Sheffield Queen's Road and York Hull Road.

The DIY store closed in March when the UK lockdown was announced.

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On the website, a spokesman said: "Having watched other essential retailers support social distancing in their stores, we are now in a position to follow best practice and re-open some stores, while keeping our colleagues and customers safe."

The company has implemented coronavirus safety measures in the stores.

Social distancing has been introduced and staff will be strictly limiting the number of customers in store at any one time.

The company has warned that people may need to queue when visiting the stores.

It has also placed two metre distance floor markers throughout the store.

Checkout staff will be protected by perspex screens.

It is card, gift card and contactless cash payments in store only.

Services such as kitchen and bathroom design, paint mixing, timber cutting and key cutting are not available for the time being.

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