Wilko stores remain open for essential shopping as lockdown begins

ALL wilko stores, including the one which is part of Tameside One in Ashton, will remain open throughout the UK’s second lockdown, which is currently scheduled to run from Thursday, November 5 until December 2, so families can easily and safely shop for the non-food essentials they need.

Having been named an essential retailer by the Government during the first lockdown, wilko stores have been and will continue to be open, offering a safe place to shop.

Key ranges include baby care, cleaning, hardware and DIY, health and personal care, household and pet care products.

For non-essential items, such as Christmas gifting, decorations and preparation, decorating, entertaining, furniture and hobbies, shoppers are recommended to visit wilko.com which offers home delivery nationwide.

The majority of wilko’s 416 stores are based on the high streets of small towns, making them easily accessible to local communities as part of their daily exercise.

To protect team members and customers, wilko has introduced and maintained an eight-point safety plan which includes enhanced cleaning, physical distancing via measures including protective screens and floor markings and store marshals and encouraging contactless payments.

Jerome Saint-Marc, wilko CEO, said: “Not everyone has a large supermarket nearby to get the non-food essentials they need for their family.

“With 17 million people living within two kilometres of a wilko store we can help fulfil this need. As an essential retailer, we’re here to help keep your homes running smoothly. Whether it’s a few bits to make sure your home is kept spick and span, or those little essentials to help look after your family – we’ve got it all here in one place.

“The safety for our customers and team members continues to be our top priority and we’ve a comprehensive 8-point safety plan in place to do just that, including store marshals, to make sure we’ve got the numbers right in our stores. This may mean that sometimes, customers may experience a short wait and we thank them for their patience.

“I’d like to express my sincere thanks to our loyal and hard-working team members who are continuing to do their very best to make sure families across the UK have access to the household essentials they need despite the difficult circumstances of the second lockdown.”

For more information on wilko or to check local store opening times, visit: wilko.com.

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