B&Q opening hours: What time does your local B&Q open? ALL 288 stores open doors again

B&Q today announced all 288 of its stores would reopen but with “strict social distancing measures in place”. The firm closed down when the UK lockdown was first announced five weeks ago, but has since decided to reopen once again. The firm has been inundated with online shoppers – and is warning of long queues as shops reopen.

What time is your local B&Q open?

B&Q shops will be open to customers from 8am until 5pm every day.

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, and so customers may need to queue before entering the store.”

Strict safety measures have been put in place as the stores reopen to protect both staff and customers.

This includes perspex screens at checkouts and two-metre marking distances across shop floors.

Customers are having to queue to get into stores, and shoppers have been warned they may face a long wait.

B&Q has limited the number of shoppers allowed in at one time, with shopping parties limited to a maximum of two people so they can self-serve larger items.

When did B&Q reopen?

B&Q closed all shops on March 25, operating an online-only service when lockdown began.

However, the website was inundated with online shoppers hoping to spruce up their home.

The firm then decided to reopen a small number of shops, starting with 14 stores which opened to the public on April 14.

Another 61 branches opened on April 22, followed by another 80 on April 23 and 130 shops on April 29.

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