Debenhams to reopen stores from next week

The retailer is planning to reopen three stores in Northern Ireland on 8 June, followed by 50 stores in England on 15 June; the rest will follow soon after

Written by Georgie Dobie

Posted 04.06.2020 | Retail

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Debenhams is preparing to reopen the vast majority of its UK stores beginning next week. Three stores with street access will open in Northern Ireland on 8 June, including the Belfast flagship, with Debenhams’ two remaining stores in Northern Ireland to open shortly thereafter. A further 50 stores will reopen in England on 15 June, with the rest to follow later in the week.

Steven Cook, managing director, Debenhams, said: "We are delighted to be welcoming customers back to our stores in the coming weeks. From the installation of perspex screens at till points to the roll-out of social distancing procedures and PPE, we have been working hard to ensure our colleagues and customers can work and shop with confidence. Our reopening plans follow the successful conclusion of lease negotiations on 120 stores, meaning that the vast majority of our stores will be reopening."  

Preparations for reopening are well under way, with strict social distancing and hygiene procedures being implemented across all stores in adherence with the latest Government guidance and instruction. Stores in Scotland and Wales will reopen once government restrictions allow. 

Ahead of reopening, Debenhams’ customers will continue to be able to shop online through www.debenhams.com and www.debenhams.ie

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