Sheffield's B&Q is now open again following coronavirus closure

The B&Q on Queen’s Road in Sheffield has reopened, having been closed since the beginning of the coronavirus lockdown.

Thursday, 23rd April 2020, 8:22 pm
Updated Thursday, 23rd April 2020, 8:23 pm

Shoppers returned to the store, which was one of 75 branches that reopened on April 23.

The hardware giant had closed all its shops due to coronavirus, with home delivery and click-and-collect the only options available for customers needing DIY equipment.

B&Q has introduced social distancing controls at all its re-opened stores.

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The number of customers allowed in store at any one time is also limited. Two-metre floor markings are in place and perspex screens have been installed at checkouts.

Customers will only be able to purchase products that are available to take away in store that day, and cash is not being accepted for payments.

Some staff at stores across the country have criticised the decision to re-open stores, saying that having to return to work is putting their lives at risk.