After closing down all stores due to the coronavirus pandemic, B&Q has now made the decision to reopen a number of its stores on a trial basis with social distancing measures enforced.
The DIY retailer initially reopened its stores in Paisley and West Thurrock on Friday, followed by 12 more locations on Saturday. It has temporarily ceased click-and-collect services in these stores.
B&Q is classed as an essential retailer, but previously decided to cease store operations, focusing on its online orders, including click and collect.
A B&Q spokesman said: “As an essential retailer, we’ve watched other essential retailers support social distancing in their stores and are in a position to follow best practice and reopen a small number of our stores as a trial, while keeping our colleagues and customers safe.
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