IKEA has reopened all 22 of its affordable Scandinavian homeware stores nationwide.
The furniture company previously closed all its stores due to the coronavirus pandemic at the end of March.
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Is Ikea open?
All Ikea stores nationwide are open for business.
However, all play areas and restaurants will remain closed.
Although customers will not be allowed to eat in store, they will be able to purchase food from the Swedish food market.
The Bistro, which operates a contact-free takeaway service, will open but safety measures will be in place.
These safety measures include two-metre distancing, screens, cashless payments only, and deeper and more frequent cleaning routines.
Country Retail Manager and Chief Sustainability Officer Peter Jelkeby said: “health and safety remains our top priority, and that’s why we’ve put in place extensive measures to ensure the safety and comfort of customers and co-workers.”
Ikea closed all its UK and Ireland stores on Friday, March 20, 2020 following the coronavirus outbreak.
A statement at the time read: “As a precautionary measure against the ongoing risk of Covid-19, we have decided that, at 6pm on Friday 20th March, we will temporarily close all IKEA stores across the UK to customers.”
Can I order for home delivery?
Yes, customers are able to order online and will have the product delivered directly to their doorstep.
However, the company has been experiencing shortages for some products and longer delivery times.
On the Ikea website it said: “Due to unprecedented demand, we’re experiencing shortages for some items and longer delivery times than usual.
“We apologise and are working hard to restock as quickly and safely as possible.
“If you’re unable to complete your order, please try again in a few days.”
Are click and collect options available?
Click and collect facilities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will reopen in phases.
However, order and collection and smaller london planning studios will remain closed during the first phase of reopening.
Also, Ikea’s Coventry store will not reopen as it has been permanently closed.