Some DIY stores are opening for business during lockdown with social distancing measures in place – find out which below...

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This morning, Wickes, the home improvement retailer has announced plans for a trial that will see it re-open 6 stores with strict new social distancing measures in place to protect colleagues and customers.

Keep up to date with which stores are open for you to pick up essential DIY supplies. 

Which stores are reopening? 

Wickes stores in Pudsey, Cheltenham, Preston, Sevenoaks, Cricklewood and Hailsham will open to the public on Thursday 30th April.

After a successful trial re-opening 20 stores, a further 50 Homebase stores have re-opened from today. The rest are scheduled to be open by 2nd May. 

B&Q has the most stores open at 285, with plans to open the remaining stores across the UK by early May. 

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Image: B&Q 

Similar to shopping at other essential retailers, such as supermarkets, B&Q is strictly limiting the number of customers in store at any one time. All open stores have a designated queuing area outside and these have markers every two metres to help remind everyone to respect each other’s personal space. 

Only products that you can shop and takeaway in store on the day are available to customers. This is currently a reduced offer with services such as kitchen and bathroom design, paint mixing, timber cutting and key cutting are not available for the time being and only card and contact-less payments are accepted.

In addition to the new social distancing measures put in place by Wickes, the trial stores will operate shorter opening hours on Monday to Saturday, opening at 7.00am and closing at 6.00pm. With Sunday reverting to the trading hours of 10.00am to 4.00pm.

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