Dunelm has reopened its stores - including Scarborough - and there's a massive sale on

As lockdown rules begin to ease across the country, a number of businesses are beginning to open their doors up to the public again.

By Leanne Clarke
Thursday, 28th May 2020, 10:16 am

Homestores and DIY stores are among the most in-demand stores shoppers would like to see reopen, with the likes of B&Q having already reopened its doors.

Now Dunelm has announced it will be welcoming customers back into its stores again, including their store at Seamer Road Retail Park. This is everything you need to know.

Which Dunelm branches have reopened?

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Now Dunelm has announced it will be welcoming customers back into its stores again, including their store at Seamer Road Retail Park. This is everything you need to know.

Dunelm released a press statement saying that it is reopening all of its stores in England and Northern Ireland.

In an statement they've said: "Over the last few weeks we've gone from normal service to closing our stores and website, to changing the way our warehouse colleagues work, slowly reintroducing online shopping with contact-free deliveries, and most recently we've rolled out contact-free collections too.

"At the start of May, the Government gave their approval for homeware stores to re-open, but we've waited until we feel ready and confident in our safety measures. During this time we've enlisted the help of experts from the NHS, Government and Trading Standards to advise us of what we needed to do, and what we must continue doing to ensure that we are helping everyone stay safe and well. After much planning and preparation, we know we can safely begin to re-open our stores.

"As with everything we've done so far we have approached this carefully. We started by re-opening just a few stores in the Midlands first, then expanded to a group of 39 stores covering more of the UK. We are very happy to now be re-opening all stores in England and Northern Ireland. "

The retailer said their stores in Wales and Scotland will remain closed in line with guidance in those areas.

They added: "Of course we're very happy to welcome back our colleagues and customers, but we will continue to take hygiene and safety very seriously. Our stores are re-opening with guidelines in place to make sure we can all stay safe, from limiting the amount of people in-store at once, to social-distancing guidance, protective equipment for all colleagues, and rigorous cleaning of all areas.

Does Dunelm currently have a sale on?

Dunelm is currently offering a massive 50 per cent clearance sale.

Some items are temporarily unavailable for home delivery, but there are hundreds of items that are still available to buy online.

For example, you can get 50 per cent off selected rugs, curtains, duvets and more.

Will reopened stores provide contactless services?

While many shoppers will be excited to shop in-store, some might still be uncertain about it as the virus continues to spread.

Dunelm said: “For those of you who feel more comfortable staying in your own space, we’ve introduced contact free ways to shop, and with options that include deliveries to your car to virtual appointments with a personal shopper, we hope there’s something for everyone.”

For in-store shopping, fewer customers will be allowed inside shops at a single time, so you may need to queue.

One-way browsing and two-metre floor markings will be implemented. Screens have also been installed at till points and hand sanitiser will be offered to customers throughout the store as well.

If you don’t want to go into the store, you can request for a staff member to do your shopping for you. They’ll take your order and bring your items outside to make your purchase.

For click and collect shopping, you can have your items brought to your car by a store colleague.

Can I order online?

For online deliveries, Dunelm have implemented some changes to make it safer to deliver items.

Where possible, your order will be placed in a safe place and a note will be posted through your letterbox to let you know where to find it.

In the instance where a safe place isn’t appropriate, or your package is large, it will be placed on your doorstep.

The delivery driver will knock on your door and step back to an appropriate distance, where they will verbally confirm your name - this is instead of asking for a signature.