John lewis opening: full list of reopened UK stores - including Leeds branch

The department store will reopened a further nine of its 50 UK stores on 25 June

Friday, 19th June 2020, 3:32 pm
Updated Thursday, 2nd July 2020, 4:02 pm

Non-essential shops across England were permitted to reopen from 15 June, as the UK government eased restrictions.

While several high street stores immediately reopened their doors to swathes of customers, other retailers adopted a more phased approach, including John Lewis.

When will more stores reopen?

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Nine stores will reopen across the UK on 25 June

John Lewis reopened a further nine of its stores on 25 June, following the successful reopening of 13 locations in the previous week.

The department store began a phased opening of its 50 UK outlets on 15 June, with sites in Kingston, Cambridge, Horsham and Nottingham among the first to start welcoming back customers.

A further nine of its stores across the UK were then permitted to safely reopen, including sites in Leeds, Liverpool, Milton Keynes and York.

Which John Lewis stores are open?

This is the full list of John Lewis stores that are now reopen to customers:

- Bluewater

- Cambridge

- Cheadle

- Cheltenham

- Cribbs Causeway, Bristol

- High Wycombe

- Horsham

- Ipswich

- Kingston

- Leeds

- Liverpool

- Milton Keynes

- Newcastle

- Norwich

- Peter Jones, London

- Poole

- Southampton

- Tunbridge Wells

- York

What rules will shoppers have to follow?

The retailer has said that some of its stores will increase the number of customers that are allowed into each shop at any one time, after bosses found social distancing was possible to maintain.

Most services will be available to customers in-store, although close contact beauty services will still remain closed.

Customers will be offered hand sanitiser when they enter and signage will be in place throughout to help shoppers stay at least two metres apart.

Branches will also undergo regular and rigorous cleaning and there will be new ‘contactless’ drop boxes for items that need returning, with the stores’ returns policy now extended up to 35 days for refunds.

Reopened stores will have toilet and baby changing facilities open, but fitting rooms will remain closed.

Customers will also still be able to touch products, lie on beds, and try on and test wipeable products, such as sunglasses, prams and tech items.