HOME bargain shops will remain open for the late May bank holiday weekend and if you need to visit one, we have the details you need to know.
It's the last long weekend until December which will see Monday as a bank holiday.
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The bank holiday – which falls on Monday, May 25 – is the second of the month, following the early VE day bank holiday on Friday, May 8.
Home Bargain stores are due to be open as normal over the bank holiday weekend, for Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24 and some may have reduced hours on the bank holiday Monday.
Home Bargains opening hours for the late May bank holiday weekend
Opening hours vary between branches so if you are planning on visiting a shop, it's worth checking your local branch.
You can do this by using the store locator tool on Home Bargains' website.
The bargain shop chain has more than 500 stores across the UK.
Home Bargains stores are typically open from 8am or 9am to 6pm or 8pm every day, but the retailer has warned some shop hours may be temporarily altered due to the coronavirus crisis.
What restrictions are in place?
Increased safety measures will be in place across all stores to combat the spread of coronavirus.
Home Bargains says they are limiting the number of customers permitted into each store at any one time.
"If a store reaches its limit, our team members will ask you to queue outside until there is space," the website reads.
Maintaining social distancing while shopping in store is required at all times and customers are asked to please shop unaccompanied if at all possible.
All in-store cafés have been temporarily closed.
Saturday, May 23
The majority of Home Bargains stores will open at either 8am or 9am.
Shops will shut at either 6pm or 8pm, depending on the branch.
Sunday, May 24
Stores will be open under Sunday trading hours as normal.
Superstores will open at either 10.30am or 11am, and shut at 4.30pm or 5pm.
Monday, May 25
Monday is a bank holiday but shops will open as usual.
Opening times depend on the branch but some shops will be closing earlier.
When we checked most stores were opening as usual.
When are the bank holiday dates for 2020?
Here is the full list of upcoming 2020 bank holidays in England and Wales.
Dates in Scotland and Northern Ireland vary.
- Monday, May 25 (Spring Bank Holiday)
- Monday, August 31 (Summer Bank Holiday)
- Friday, December 25 (Christmas Day)
- Monday, December 28 (substitute Boxing Day)
Can I order from Home Bargains online?
Yes, products are available to order from the Home Bargains website as normal.
But there may be delays in receiving products as the coronavirus epidemic takes a toll on delivery times.
Home Bargains confirmed shops were still open, stating on their website: "Due to high demand orders may take slightly longer to get to you than normal.
"Our stores are open as normal to support our local communities at this time.
"Our online orders team are working hard to get orders to you as soon as possible."
Home Bargains charges £3.49 to deliver small items or £7.99 for large products.
Delivery on orders over £50 is free.
Tesco shops will remain open for the late May bank holiday weekend.
Furniture Village is reopening some of its stores this weekend.
Poundland has also opened a further 13 branches ahead of the long weekend.
While pubs and restaurants have announced changes which will be made before reopening.
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