More good news for DIYers as Wickes opens its doors again in Northampton

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Safety-first promise as three county stores are among first batch to return

Wickes has become the latest DIY giant to reopen its Northampton store.

The Sixfields site is one of around 100 nationwide to be unlocked as part of a phased reopening following seven weeks shuttered by the Covid-19 crisis.

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And Wickes — which is owned by Northampton — based builders merchant -- promised to follow strict safety policies to keep staff and customers safe and hours will initially be limited to 7am-4pm each day.

A spokesman said: "At Wickes we put customer safety at the heart of everything we do.

But right now, that doesn't just mean goggles, steel toe-capped boots or yellow helmets. It means two-metre distances, paying by card and safety screens at checkouts.

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"We ask all of you to do it right by following our new safety measures."

Wickes — like B&Q and Homebase — is classed as an essential retailer but decided to shut all its UK branches during the Covid-19 lockdown was announced on March 23 to protect staff.

Stores at Kettering and Corby are also now open again while the site at Rushden is among the second wave of stores pencilled in to open on Monday (May 18).

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