B&Q opening hours and new rules in place for all re-opened shops during coronavirus pandemic

B&Q says it is an ‘essential retailer’ and has reopened some of its stores to trial social distancing measures.

Wednesday, 22nd April 2020, 2:11 pm

The DIY retailer has decided to reopen a selection of its shops after having ‘watched other essential retailers support social distancing measures’.

Which B&Q stores have reopened?

- Paisley

B&Q says it is an 'essential retailer'.
B&Q says it is an 'essential retailer'.

- West Thurrock

- Culverhouse Cross in Cardiff

- Chester

- Brandon Road in Coventry

- Fareham

- Gillingham

- Ipswich

- Nursling

- Plymouth

- Stockport

- Sutton in Ashfield

- Watford

- Hull Road in York

Apart from the store in Paisley, all of these reopened B&Q outlets will be suspending click and collect orders.

What are the opening times?

Stores will be open between 8am and 5pm and cashiers will only be accepting card and contactless payments to minimise the risk of viral transmission.

In-store, customers will only be able to purchase products which are available to be taken away on the same day.

What’s B&Q said?

A B&Q spokesperson said: “As an essential retailer, we’ve watched other essential retailers support social distancing in their stores and are now in a position to follow best practice and reopen a small number of our stores as a trial, while keeping our colleagues and customers safe.

“We’re strictly limiting the number of customers in store at any one time so customers may need to queue before entering the store.

“To help remind everyone to respect each other’s personal space, we have two metre floor markers throughout these stores and also perspex screens at the checkouts.”