Hughes Electrical has announced that all its 32 stores, across seven counties in England, will reopen at 9.00am on 12th April.
On entering customers will be required to use hand gel and wear a face mask, there will be social distance markers on the floor and display items will be regularly sanitised.
Said chairman, Robert Hughes; “While our web, trade and rental divisions have been fully operational during lockdown, and some of our larger stores have been offering a ‘click & collect’ service it is a great boost for us to have all their doors open again – and for the staff to get back to work.
“We know just how important it is for our customers to be able to visit their local store, where they can gauge picture quality for example, or maybe see how effective a vacuum cleaner is first hand, while having the opportunity to have questions answered face to face.
“We will continue to offer a delivery service, either to the doorstep or where necessary we will remove old equipment and install new while maintaining strict hygiene and distancing protocols.
“If anyone is wary about coming into a store they can telephone or continue to use our website.
“Throughout the pandemic we have been proud to continue to serve and support all our local communities, including the NHS and Local Authorities – all due to the dedication and efforts of Hughes staff.”