Eastbourne and Bexhill B&Q stores reopen to customers

The B&Q stores in Eastbourne and Bexhill reopened to customers today after closing due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As of Monday (April 27, the DIY company has opened half of its shops across the UK.

It said it hopes to open the remaining shops by early May.

B&Q said the stores have been reopened with extra safety measures in place.

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A spokesman said: “We’re re-opening our stores to help you repair and maintain your houses and gardens while staying at home. It’s important you can shop safely and so we’ve been busy making sure we have strict social distancing measures in place to keep you and our colleagues safe.

“This includes sanitiser stations to ensure trolleys are good to go, safe queuing 2 m apart before entering the store, 2m navigational markers on the floor to guide you through the store, perspex screens at our checkouts and contactless payments only.

“Unfortunately, our timber cutting, paint mixing and design appointments are temporarily unavailable.

“We’re asking shoppers to limit their shopping group to no more than two people, and not to bring under 16 year olds shopping.

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“Colleagues are on hand to remind everyone to stay safe and follow these guidelines.

“Whether shopping instore or online, we urge you to follow the Government’s social distancing guidelines and to shop responsibly only for what is necessary.”

All stores are open from 8am to 5pm Monday to Saturday.

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