Kettering Poundland store to re-open tomorrow

The shop had been temporarily closed during the coronavirus lockdown

Tuesday, 19th May 2020, 1:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th May 2020, 1:46 pm
Poundland. Photo: Shutterstock

Discount retailer Poundland will re-open a store in Kettering's town centre tomorrow (Wednesday) after it was temporarily closed during the coronavirus lockdown.

The Newlands Shopping Centre branch is one of 15 in the UK that will open its doors once more after 34 stores welcomed customers through their doors on Monday for the first time in weeks.

Most Poundland stores were kept open for essential shopping but one-in-nine were closed, including the Kettering branch.

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Customers have been assured it will have 'robust' health and safety measures when it opens including a limit on the number in one store at any time, floor markers to help maintain social distancing and perspex screens at manned checkouts.

Poundland retail director Austin Cooke said: “We’ve been encouraged by the response from customers hearing about our stores coming out of hibernation this week.

"Our colleagues are glad to be back at work in their stores and we know customers are reassured by the protection measures we’ve put in place so their local Poundland can open again.

“We’re moving to re-open all hibernating Poundland stores steadily and carefully, making health and safety for customers and colleagues our top priority, just as we have in all the stores that continued to remain open throughout the last few weeks.”