How you can still buy from IKEA after Sheffield shop shut due to coronavirus

IKEA closed its giant Sheffield store last month due to coronavirus but those looking to re-vamp their homes during lockdown can still buy online.

Saturday, 25th April 2020, 8:07 am
Updated Saturday, 25th April 2020, 8:08 am

The Swedish furniture chain, which opened its store near Meadowhall in 2017, temporarily closed on March 20 before the UK was placed on lockdown.

In a message on the store’s website the firm said: “As a precautionary measure against the ongoing risk of COVID-19, we have decided that we will temporarily close all the IKEA stores across the UK and Ireland to customers.

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Ikea is trading online during the coronavirus lockdown

“You will continue to be able to browse and purchase our range online or through the app, and have our products delivered directly to you.

“You will also be able to request a contact-free delivery if you prefer.

“For people with pre-booked kitchen planning appointments, we will be in touch to discuss virtual or remote planning options.

“Co-workers are at the heart of the IKEA business and we are committed to supporting them in the best possible way during this complex and fast-evolving situation.

“We would like to thank our co-workers and partners for their dedication and hard work through these unprecedented times.

“We look forward to welcoming you back to our stores soon and we thank you for your understanding during these extraordinary circumstances.”

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