SUPERDRUG stores remain open during the third coronavirus lockdown – here's what you need to know.
The healthcare and beauty retailer is allowed to stay open as it provides essential services, such as medicines and its pharmacy counters.
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It also sells important goods such as baby milk, nappies and hand wash.
Customers are being asked to observe social distancing rules, while fewer people are also allowed in stores at any one time.
Perspex screens have also been put up at till points and at pharmacy counters to protect staff from catching the virus from customers.
In addition, extra card-only tills have been opened to encourage customers to avoid paying with cash, which the World Health Organisation say helps spread COVID-19.
What businesses can stay open during the third lockdown?
THE following businesses are allowed to stay open during the third coronavirus lockdown in England:
- Garden centres
- Building merchants and suppliers of building products and off-licences
- Market stalls selling essential retail
- Businesses providing repair services but only if they primarily offer repair services
- Petrol stations
- Automatic (but not manual) car washes
- Vehicle repair and MOT services
- Bicycle shops
- Taxi and vehicle hire businesses
- Banks and building societies
- Post offices
- Short-term loan providers and money transfer businesses
- Funeral directors
- Laundrettes and dry cleaners
- Medical and dental services
- Vets and pet shops
- Animal rescue centres, boarding facilities, and animal groomers
- Agricultural supplies shops
- Mobility and disability support shops
- Storage and distribution facilities
- Car parks
- Public toilets
- Motorway service areas
- Outdoor playgrounds
- Outdoor parts of botanical gardens and heritage sites for exercise
- Places of worship
- Crematoriums and burial grounds
All testers, including make up, have also been removed from the stores, while face masks are also required unless you're medically exempt.
In an update on its website, Superdrug said: "At Superdrug, the health and safety of our store colleagues and shoppers remains our top priority, so you’ll see that over the past few months we have introduced additional protective measures to ensure that all stores are Covid-secure to ensure a safe shopping experience.
"Alternatively, you can shop online here, where we offer standard delivery as well as click and collect."
What are Superdrug's opening hours?
Superdrug opening hours vary between branches, so you'll want to check its store locator tool for the latest times.
Shops are typically open between 8.30am and 5.30pm, Monday to Saturday. Sunday hours are usually 10am until 4pm.
Superdrug had previously reduced its hours at the start of the pandemic to allow staff enough time to clean stores.
Its temporary hours were 10am to 5pm.
Can I still order from Superdrug online?
Yes, you can still order from Superdrug for home delivery or click and collect.
Online orders are free for Health & Beautycard members when you spend £10 or more, or £15 for non-members.
On all other orders, you'll be charged £3 for delivery.
Click and collect is free from Superdrug.
What safety measures does Superdrug have in place?
Superdrug has introduced the following measures to keep its stores safe:
- Limiting the number of customers allowed in stores
- Asking customers and staff to respect social distancing
- Face coverings for staff and customers, unless medically exempt
- Increased cleaning regimes across stores
- Contactless card payments increased to £45
- Card-only tills in some stores
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