Ikea will reopen stores across the UK on June 1 after temporarily closing during the coronavirus lockdown. However, customers will need to follow new rules when shopping in store. This is the full list of branches that will open.
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During the coronavirus crisis, many retail stores have temporarily closed across the UK.
Ikea shut up shop in March in a bid to protect staff and members of the public.
Since then, the furniture retailer has only been operating through delivery.
However, it has recently announced some branches will open again in a matter of days.
Full list of stores
Earlier this month, the government announced that homeward specialists could reopen.
The Swedish retailer has since revealed the stores that will be opening but it has made some key changes.
While shopping, customers must follow new rules to ensure the safety of customers and staff.
These rules appear to take inspiration from the social distancing measures put in place by supermarkets.
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When returning to branches, there will be a limit on how many people can enter the store at one time.
Customers are asked to only visit for what they need and use their own shopping bags.
Screens will be used to ensure social distancing at popular points including checkouts, service points and customer returns.
While the food market will reopen, the restaurants and play areas will stay closed.
Peter Jelkeby, Ikea’s UK and Ireland chief executive, said: “We’re looking forward to warmly welcoming customers and co-workers back into our stores from 1st June.
“Their health and safety remains our top priority, and that’s why we’ve put in place extensive measures to ensure the safety and comfort of customers and co-workers.
“While the experience might be a little different to before – it’s the same IKEA, with the vision to “create a better everyday life for the many people”, and the ambition to inspire people through our brilliant affordable range and home furnishing advice.
“Throughout lockdown, we’ve had the unique privilege of being a part of people’s everyday lives at home, and we’re committed to continuing doing whatever we can to support our customers and co-workers on this next part of the journey we take together.”
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