Posted: 23.05.20 at 12:09 by The Editor
Grantham's Dunelm store is back open!
The outlet in South Parade reportedly opened yesterday as part of a nationwide programme from the homewares retail chain.
The company says it has initiated many measures to ensure the safety of staff and customers.
A statement on the company website said: "At the start of May, the Government gave their approval for homeware stores to re-open, but we've waited until we feel ready and confident in our safety measures.
"During this time we enlisted the help of experts from the NHS, Government and Trading Standards to advise us of what we needed to do to help everyone stay safe and well.
"As with everything we've done so far we have approached this carefully.
"We started by re-opening just a few stores in the Midlands first, then expanded to a group of 39 stores covering more of the UK. We are very happy to now be re-opening all stores in England and Northern Ireland.."
The company added: "Our stores in Wales and Scotland will remain closed in line with the guidance for those areas, but we hope that we’ll be able to welcome customers back soon. In the meantime, you can still use Click & Collect contact-free at our Welsh & Scottish stores."
"We know that many of you are looking forward to visiting your local store again, but we also understand that some people might feel uncertain about it.
"For those of you who feel more comfortable staying in your own space, we've introduced contact-free ways to shop, and with options that include deliveries to your car to virtual appointments with a personal shopper, we hope there's something for everyone."