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Is B&Q open as we speak because of coronavirus and may you order on-line and get deliveries?

Is B&Q open today due to coronavirus and can you order online and get deliveries?


B&Q shops stay closed with prospects now solely allowed to order on-line – though the web site is at present down.

Boris Johnson warned final week that every one “non-essential” outlets are to close to assist cease the unfold of coronavirus.

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B&Q stores are to remain closed with customers only allowed to pick up click and collect orders from the car park
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{Hardware} shops depend as important however B&Q says it should as an alternative provide its service on-line solely.

Shops are now not open for shopping or buying and customers as an alternative need to order necessities from B&Q’s web site DIY.com.

However as of March 31, B&Q’s web site is down because of an “unprecedented” variety of guests making an attempt to order items on-line.

It’s not but clear when will probably be again up and operating.

Which manufacturers are shutting up store

HERE is the listing of all of the retailers which have stated they’re closing their doorways because of coronavirus

  • Boden – closing all shops
  • Burton – closing all shops
  • Calvin Klein – closing all shops
  • Clarks – closing all shops
  • Costa – closing all shops however will attempt to maintain outlets in hospitals open
  • Dorothy Perkins – closing all shops
  • Evans – closing all shops
  • Fenwick – closing all shops
  • H&M – closing all shops
  • HMV – closing all shops
  • IKEA – closing all shops
  • John Lewis – closing all shops
  • McDonald’s – closing all shops
  • Miss Selfridge – closing all shops
  • Nando’s – closing all shops
  • Oxfam – closing all shops
  • Patisserie Valerie – closing all shops
  • Starbucks – closing all shops
  • Sweaty Betty – closing all shops
  • Timpson – closing all shops
  • TK Maxx – closing all shops
  • Topshop – closing all shops
  • Wallis – closing all shops

However an announcement on the web site says: “Once we’re again, please store for important and emergency gadgets solely. Thanks in your persistence.”

Over the previous week, B&Q has allowed orders to be delivered on to houses or by way of click on and gather from native shops the place gadgets are dropped at automobiles to minimise contact with employees in shops.

Click on and gather orders have been restricted to important merchandise for the restore and upkeep of houses.

However till now, a fuller product vary has been accessible for house supply.

Graham Bell, B&Q’s chief govt stated: “We urge prospects to comply with all the federal government’s social distancing tips and to buy responsibly for important wants solely.

“The security of our prospects and colleagues stays our prime precedence.”

Till Tuesday March 24, the chain of house enchancment outlets have been nonetheless open however with lowered hours of 8am to 5pm (beforehand 7am to 9pm in most outlets) from Monday to Saturday.

Its lowered Sunday hours have been beforehand 11am to 5pm.

The variety of prospects allowed into outlets had additionally been restricted due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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At its 296 bodily outlets, B&Q stated communication round respecting area had been elevated to assist prospects to be extra conscious of methods to maintain their distance from different customers in the course of the ongoing pandemic.

So known as “safe-space” markings had been launched on the checkouts.

However now all shops will stay closed for the foreseeable future.

It comes after B&Q staff expressed anger over being pressured to “threat their well being so prospects should purchase backyard furnishings”.

John Lewis stated it was shutting all of its 50 outlets.

Whereas Ikea additionally shut its UK outlets due to the virus outbreak.

And McDonald’s closed all 1,350 shops within the UK and Eire because of the unfold of Covid-19.

Costa has additionally closed branches however will “do its greatest” to maintain shops open in hospitals for NHS employees.


The meals chain Nando’s can be shutting its eating places.

Cafes, pubs, bars and eating places have been instructed to shut by the tip of the day on Friday (March 20) by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

However they’re nonetheless allowed to serve takeaways.