Is B&Q Open Near Me? B&Q Reopens 155 Stores, Coronavirus Lockdown

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B&Q has now reopened 155 stores across the UK where it will implement strict social distancing measures, four weeks since closing its stores following the coronavirus lockdown.

Since 23rd March when the UK lockdown was announced, B&Q switched to making its website, diy.com, as its primary store, closing all brick-and-mortar stores for browsing and purchasing, offering only a contact-free Click + Collect service from local stores, and a limited home delivery service.

As a hardware store, B&Q falls under the government’s list of ‘essential’ businesses and is allowed to remain open throughout lockdown, however, it proceeded to close stores for the safety of its staff and customers.

In the last few weeks, B&Q has ‘watched other essential retailers support social distancing in their stores’, and is now following best practice by reopening selected stores.

The retailer first trialled 14 stores at the weekend, followed by 61 stores on Wednesday and

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COVID-19 is bringing a quantum shift to the way America shops.

As the nation continues to grapple with the growing coronavirus crisis, retailers including Walmart, Target and Costco are limiting how many shoppers can enter stores to encourage social distancing.

Some retailers are taking limits even further. Wisconsin-based Menards will no longer allow children under 16 to be in any of its stores due to the COVID-pandemic, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, part of the USA TODAY Network, reported Friday.

Menards spokesman Jeff Abbott told KVRR Local News, a North Dakota station, that the home improvement chain plans to start taking shoppers’ and employees’ temperatures across the company’s 300-plus stores.

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STAUNTON – On Saturday morning, the Lowe’s on Richmond Avenue was abuzz. The parking lot was full and people were flocking to the main entrance or garden center. 

Even after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam gave an executive order to stay-at-home last week, people were still filling their truck beds with mulch and other gardening items. Some donned face masks and gloves. Inside, some workers had gloves and masks, while others did not. Large plastic screens had been put up near registers and customer service areas.

Lowe’s, Home Depot and other home improvement stores have been deemed essential (which are home improvement, hardware, building material and building supply) retailers.

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Home improvement stores full in coronavirus lockdowns

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Some people stuck at home amid coronavirus lockdowns are using the time to whittle down their fix-it lists and home improvement projects, retailers say.

“We’re definitely seeing the folks stuck at home saying, ‘Hey, I’m going to do that project which I’ve been wanting to do,’ ” said Barbara Werkheiser, co-owner of Nazareth Hometown Hardware in Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley Live reports. “I think people are trying to be constructive.”

For others, however, it’s less a matter a choice rather than necessity.

In Portland, Oregon, Kat Bradfield said she’s trying to obey a state stay-at-home order but needed a new ethernet cable to work from home, bringing her to The Home Depot, The Oregonian reported.

More than 487,000 cases of the COVID-19 virus have been confirmed worldwide with more than 22,000 deaths as of March 26, according to Johns Hopkins University. The United States has more than 69,000 confirmed cases and

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