Fashion brand Quiz has resumed selling online this morning after temporarily halting its ecommerce and distribution operations during the coronavirus pandemic.

The retailer said its ecommerce website was now “fully functional” but it would only be offering standard delivery services.

The brand said “the safety and wellbeing of its people” was its priority and as a result its warehouse had been reopened “in strict accordance with all government and health authority guidance”.

Only employees “willing and able to work safely” would be eligible, and Quiz said it had “significantly reduced the number of employees working” in the distribution centre at any one time in order to enable social distancing.

Quiz said it had also implemented additional safety measures “including deep cleaning” and “the provision of personal protection equipment” to keep employees safe.

The decision followed Next reopening its ecommerce website yesterday, three weeks after it made the decision to stop.

The announcement came after Quiz issued a profit warning at its latest update of the City on March 27.

The retailer had made the decision to close physical stores on March 21, before the government-imposed lockdown, and said visitors to stores and online had seen a “substantial reduction” at the beginning of March.

Quiz had net cash of £8.3m as of March 24 and around £4m in lending available, which it is now looking to renew. It said it was looking to “eliminate non-essential spend, substantially reduce stock intakes and deferring payments wherever possible”.