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Boots and Superdrug are still open during England’s second lockdown because they are considered to be essential shops. Both retailers are doing everything they can to ensure their staff and customers are safe and have implemented new shopping rules to help shoppers pick up everything they need.
Boots has created quiet shopping slots for those who wish to pick up items when the store is quieter.
Over 31,000 shopping slots have been made available for those who cannot make it to store during the day, like key workers in the NHS and those who are teachers.
Customers can book shopping slots online at 83 Boots stores nationwide.
Shoppers will then have a 45 minute slot in-store to pick up any items they need as well as speak to a member of the pharmacy for any advice.
They will also have access to prescription collection as well as health and wellness products.
The quiet shopping slots can be pre-booked on the Boots website and will be available throughout November and December in stores across the country.
Tracy Clements, Chief Operating Officer at Boots UK, said: “We have created a safe space for our customers and key workers, who may still wish to do some of their shopping in person.
“Voted the safest retailer on the high street, the health and safety of our customers and colleagues is the most important thing to us, so we are offering this service to allow customers access to our stores when they are quieter or at times when they are available.
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“As always, our colleagues will be on hand to help customers find what they need and make sure shopping in store is as safe, quick and pleasant as possible.”
Customers can visit www.boots.com/quiet-shopping to book a quiet shopping slot at selected Boots stores.
Those travelling to store need to follow guidelines put in place by the government and retailer and remember to wear a face covering and adhere to social distancing.
Boots is still operating its delivery service and has doubled its capacity for customers browsing online.
Shoppers can also continue to receive free home delivery on orders over £30.
All Superdrug stores are also remaining open with safety measures in place to keep customers and colleagues safe.
While beauty services will be closed, their pharmacies and clinics will also remain open to help supply customers with essential products and prescriptions.
Some of their pharmacies have reduced hours in certain locations so customers should check if their local store is opening before travelling to avoid disappointment.
To help reduce the amount of customers in-store, Superdrug currently has a free Click & Collect service that customers can pick up in one of their stores within 30 minutes.
Standard delivery is also free for Health & Beautycard members when they spend £10 or more and free for non-members when they spend £15 or more.
If customers wish to still visit a Superdrug store, they may experience a queue outside because the retailer said it is limited the number of customers in-store.
Shoppers are also reminded to stay two metres apart from other shoppers and all Superdrug colleagues will be wearing face covering while working on the shop floor.
Boots stores with quiet shopping slots:
Chesterfield Low Pavement
Sheffield High Street
Doncaster Frenchgate Centre
Northampton The Parade
Bury St Edmunds Cornhill
Staines Two Rivers Retail Park
Uxbridge Chimes Shopping Centre
Stoke On Trent Hanley
Leicester Gallowtree Gate
Basingstoke Old Mall
Wolverhampton Dudley St
Walsall Park Place
Maidenhead High St
Leamington Spa Parade
Gloucester Eastgate St
Worcester High St
Cheltenham High St
Milton Keynes Crown Walk
Swindon Brunel Plaza
Chester Foregate St
Shrewsbury Pride Hill
Taunton High St
Exeter High St
Cardiff Queen St
Oxford Cornmarket St
Solihull Mell Square
Plymouth Drake Circus
Middlesbro Cleveland Centre
Huddersfield King St
Glasgow Enoch Square
Belfast Donegal Place
Edinburgh 101Princes St
Dundee High St
Inverness Eastgate Shopping centre
Aberdeen Bon Accord Centre
Newcastle Eldon Square
Watford The Harlequin
Croydon Whitgift Shopping centre
Southampton Above Bar St
Tunbridge Wells Calverley Road
Brighton North St
Worthing Montague St
Windsor Peascod St
Jersey St Helier Queen St
Horsham Swan Walk
Dartford Bluewater Park
Liverpool Clayton Square Shopping centre
Lancaster St Nicholas
Manchester Market Street
Blackpool Bank Hey St
Carlisle English St
Crawley County Mall
Canterbury Whitefriars Shopping centre
Portsmouth Commercial Rd
Chelmsford High Chelmer
Ipswich Tavern St
York 43 Coney Street
Bath Southgate Centre
Reading Oracle Centre
Hull St Stephens Shopping Centre
Lincoln High St 196-199
Birmingham Fort Dunlop
Cheshunt Brookfield Centre
Chester Broughton Shopping centre
Coventry Central 6 Retail park
Stratford U Avon Maybird
Tamworth Ventura Retail park
Stockton On Tees Teeside Retail park
York Monks Cross Retail park
Aberdeen Garthdee Rd Retail park
Liverpool Aintree Retail park
Ellesmere Port Cheshire Oak
Newport Retail park Gwent
Rotherham Retail World
Bournemouth Castle Point Shopping centres
North Shield Silverlink Retail park
Crayford Towers Retail park
Stoke On Trent Festival Retail park
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