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IKEA's Dublin stores will reopen on Monday May 17th.
In line with government's plans for easing restrictions, the retail giants stores in Ballymun and Carrickmines will reopen to the public next week.
The company has already reopened stores in a number of countries, including England, Scotland and Wales.
Here are the protocols IKEA will have in place to keep customers and staff safe:
- A new traffic light system will allow a limited numbers of customers entry in store at any one time
- Social distance wardens will help customers and ensure social distancing is observed
- Additional hand sanitiser facilities and more frequent deep cleaning routines will be available for bags, trolleys, bathrooms, rest areas, equipment and touchscreens
- Face coverings for co-workers and customers ill be mandatory, unless exempt
- Screens will be available at key areas such as checkouts, service points and customer returns
- In-store planning services with screens and social distancing measures will be in place
- Disposable covers in mattress studio will enable customers to try products safely before purchase
- Cashless payments, by card and contactless, are preferred
In line with government guidelines, IKEA's play areas and customer restaurants will remain closed.
On the news, Peter Jelkeby, UK&IE Country CEO and CSO said: “Over the past year, we've placed more demands on our homes than ever before, needing them to be spaces where we can live, work and play; fulfilling both our physical and emotional needs.
“Knowing that some of these shifts in our lifestyles will become increasingly permanent, we’re looking forward to supporting our customers in person once again, and helping to inspire their imaginations through creative and affordable solutions that help them to live a better and more sustainable everyday.”
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