Boots outlines plans for stores as England heads for second lockdown - Retail Gazette

Boots outlines plans for stores as England heads for second lockdown - Retail Gazette

// Boots to remain open throughout England lockdown
// From Thursday, non-essential retailers will be forced to close across England
// Boots Opticians and Boots Hearingcare services will keep operating
Boots has outlined plans on how its stores across England will continue to operate as the country heads for a month-long lockdown.
From Thursday, non-essential retailers will be forced to close across England.
The health and beauty giant has confirmed it will remain open, offering items such as prescriptions, medicines, healthcare and toiletries.
READ MORE: Boots begins offering Covid-19 tests to non-symptomatic people
Boots Opticians and Boots Hearingcare services will also keep operating.
“As an essential retailer we will be open and customers will be able to shop the whole store,” Boots UK chief pharmacist Marc Donovan said.
“Our colleagues will be present to swiftly help customers find what they need.
“We will also continue to help support all local communities with advice from our pharmacists and a range of pharmacy services.
“As always, the health and safety of Boots colleagues and customers is of utmost importance to us.”
Customers will also be able to shop all other items including baby, beauty and gifting in England – although some items are currently restricted in Wales.
Meanwhile, safety measures such as appropriate PPE, social distancing and enhanced cleaning will remain in place as Boots commits to providing a safe environment.
Boots Beauty Specialists and Beauty Advisors will be on hand to support customers and patients with other duties in store, as well as offering beauty advice.
Boots Opticians and Boots Hearingcare are also open and customers can book appointments in store and online.
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