Currys and Carphone Warehouse become latest retailers to close

Dixons Carphone, the company which runs Currys and the Carphone Warehouse, will close temporarily amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Monday, 23rd March 2020, 6:18 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd March 2020, 6:18 pm

In an email to staff, chief executive Alex Baldock said the business will close all UK stores from Tuesday, with the exception of their 145 “contact-free” 3-in-1 Currys PC World storefronts.

He said: “We’re listening to you and your concerns, and we’re responding. lYou haven’t always found it easy in normal trading to keep to the Government instructions of 2 metres safe social distance from other colleagues and customers in stores.

“That’s why we are moving, as of tomorrow, to safe, contact-free storefront trading in 145 Currys PC World stores as well as Online. That will mean a much restricted service to customers, but we will still be helping them.

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Carphone Warehouse. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

No-contact deliveries have also been put in place and installation services halted.

Mr Baldock said the company would still pay staff who work in any store affected by closures.