Homesense launched in the UK in 2008 and now there are 70 stores and counting across the UK and Ireland. Thousands of retailers across the country were forced to close their doors to help slow the spread of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But when can you visit your nearest Homesense store?
Tk Maxx and Homesense stopped taking online orders in March in response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
The company’s chief executive Louise Greenlees said: “Our associates and you, our lovely customers, are at the heart of the TK Maxx family, and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus, we decided to temporarily close our TK Maxx and Homesense stores on 19th March.
“As the situation has unfolded, we have made the decision to temporarily stop taking orders online from today 26th March at tkmaxx.com as well.”
- IKEA: Incredible meatballs sales exposed threatening fast-food stores
Non-essential retailers are beginning to reopen as parts of the UK begin to ease coronavirus lockdown restrictions.
In England, outdoor non-food markets and car showrooms were permitted to reopen from Monday, June 1.
From Monday 15 June, a much broader range of retailers will reopen their doors, including clothes shops, toy stores, electronics retailers, booksellers, indoor markets, shoe shops, tailors, auction houses and photography studios.
However, some retailers were permitted to remain open throughout lockdown.
Homeware retailers closed in March after Prime Minister Boris Johnson implemented the lockdown.
However, the Government tweaked its definition of essential retail in England on May 13 to include all homeware stores.
Since then several furniture and homeware shops have been able to reopen some stores, including DFS, Dunelm, Furniture Village, Matalan and ScS.
Other retailers able to remain open include: supermarkets, pharmacies, takeaways and food deliveries, vets, newsagents, pet shops and hardware stores.
Buying an Apple MacBook, iPad, or AirPods could become more affordable [INSIGHT]
Piers Morgan’s fury as Ikea fans blasts GMB host over retail criticism [EXPLAINER]
Shopping bill rises exposed: Prices surge as stores axe multibuy deals [ANALYSIS]
- Gyms open: When will gyms and leisure centres reopen?
Stores which have reopened:
- Manchester (Barton Sq)
- Manchester Arndale
- Leeds Heathrow
- Merry Hill
- Milton Keynes
- Cribbs Causeway
- Tunbridge Wells
- South Harrow
- Staples Corner
What time is your nearest Homesense store open?
Generally, stores are open from around 9am to 8pm during the week and operate reduced operating hours over the weekend.
But Homesense opening times differ depending on the store.
You can find your local outlet using the retailer’s store finder tool here.
From mid-June many non-essential retailers are permitted to reopen.
But several businesses are still not permitted to reopen including:
- Restaurants, pubs, wine houses and other dining experiences
- Cafes and canteens
- Hairdressers and barbers
- Beauty and nail salons
- Tattoo parlours
- All retail except those outlined as exceptions.
- Auction horses
- Holiday accommodation
- Caravan parks/sites
- Community centres
- Places of worship
- Museums and galleries
- Cinemas, theatres and concert halls
- Bingo halls, casinos and betting shops
- Spas and massage parlours
- Skating rinks
- Indoor fitness studios, gyms and swimming pools
- Indoor arcades and bowling alleys
- Theme parks
- Social clubs
- Indoor attractions
- Playgrounds, outdoor gyms and outdoor swimming pools.
Source: Read Full Article