Which shops ARE open today? From B&M to Poundland, here's the full list

THE coronavirus lockdown has forced most high street stores in the UK to close, but some have been allowed to remain open to provide essential goods and services.

From Poundland to Home Bargains, here's the full list of stores you can still visit if necessary and their opening times.

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Poundland

Most Poundland stores are operating their regular hours for now.

You can find your nearest shop using the store locator tool, which will also let you know when your local opens and shuts.

The retailer has said 100 stores will temporarily close – see the list of the first 34 branches that have shut here.

The company hasn't yet revealed the remaining shops that will close.

Poundland has added more safety measures for both staff and customers, including installing perspex screens at checkouts, limiting the number of shoppers in a store at one time, and only opening some tills to keep people apart.

It is also providing staff with hand sanitiser and will only be restocking shelves out of opening hours to limit contact.

Sadly, you can't order from Poundland online.

Poundland has over 800 stores in the UK.

Home Bargains

Home Bargains stores are open as normal at the moment, and you can find your local branch here.

You can also buy products online, but due to high demand orders may take longer than usual to be delivered.

A message on the Home Bargains website previously read: "Due to high demand orders may take slightly longer to get to you than normal.

"Our stores are open as normal to support our communities at this time."

Regular delivery costs £3.49, or £7.99 for large items, although if you spend more than £50 on certain items it is free.

Home Bargains currently has 500 shops in the UK.

B&M

B&M has announced it is temporarily closing 49 of its stores – with no plans to reopen until after the coronavirus pandemic.

The company said it's reviewed its store structures "in light of current trading conditions affecting those locations."

However, the remaining 645 stores will be staying open.

A message on the website reads: "B&M is open through the current crisis in line with government guidelines.

"We stock thousands of food and grocery lines, pet food, cleanings goods and toiletries as well as hardware essentials."

It has urged shoppers to observe social distancing measures while shopping.

You can find out if your nearest shop is open here.

B&M shoppers can't order from the retailer online.

Wilko

Wilko stores remain open as they sell essentials such as over the counter medicine, cleaning and hygiene products, pet food, home maintenance and baby care.

It has had to close some stores, so you should check before heading out, and has also shortened its opening hours.

Most stores are open from 9am until 5pm, and are still opening on Sundays.

To help give everyone access to essential items, Wilko has limited quantities on selected items:

  • Pain relief
  • Cough and cold products
  • Children's medicine
  • Thermometers
  • Toilet rolls
  • Tissues and wipes
  • Hand sanitisers, soap and handwash
  • Cleaning and antibacterial products

Due to high demand some ranges may be temporarily unavailable online, these will be marked as in store only.

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Wilko is urging customers to follow government guidance and only make a trip to a store if the product you need is an essential item.

It has stopped its order and collect service but standard home deliveries are still being made, although they may take longer to deliver than normal.

All order and collect orders that have already been placed are not currently affected.

Wilko has over 400 stores in the UK.

BIG RETAILERS OPEN TODAY

  • Asda
  • Tesco
  • Morrisons
  • Sainsbury's
  • Lidl
  • Aldi
  • Co-op
  • Iceland
  • Waitrose
  • Marks & Spencer (only stores with food halls)
  • Boots (healthcare and pharmacy only)
  • Superdrug
  • Homebase (home delivery only)
  • Wickes (home delivery and click and collect)
  • B&Q (home delivery and click and collect in most stores, but a limited number of shops have now reopened)
  • Screwfix (home delivery and click and collect)
  • Pets At Home
  • Holland And Barrett
  • Halfords (auto centres only, not stores)
  • WH Smith – 60 percent of stores closed
  • Starbucks – still open to drive-through

Argos

Argos has closed its standalone stores.

Its branches in Sainsbury’s supermarkets remain open, but only to collect orders that have been paid for online.

The store is strongly encouraging people to order online rather than visit stores and to only pick up items when buying groceries.

The Argos website is open as usual and still offering fast delivery on selected items.

Around 300 Sainsbury's stores currently have an Argos.

Poundstretcher

Poundstretcher's stores are open as normal because the retailer sells cleaning and food products.

You can find your nearest store here.

Poundstretcher has 400 stores.

SHOPS ALLOWED TO STAY OPEN

ONLY a small group of retailers will be allowed to stay open, they include: 

  • Supermarkets
  • Pharmacies
  • Takeaways and food deliveries
  • Health shops
  • Medical services – eg, dentists
  • Vets
  • Newsagents
  • Pet shops
  • Hardware stores
  • Retail shops in hospitals
  • Petrol stations
  • Bicycle shops
  • Laundrettes and dry cleaners
  • Undertakers
  • Banks, building socities
  • Short-term loan providers, credit unions and cash points
  • Storage and distribtion centres
  • Post Offices
  • Car rental services and car parks near vital services such as supermarkets
  • Public toilets
  • Car garages and repair shops
  • Food banks and shelters

Halfords

Halfords stores are currently open for business, but with some significant changes to help protect people.

Customers are now not allowed into stores, but will only be let in as far as a desk in the front entrance where they can pay for goods.

Store staff will be on hand to pick up products for you.

The retailer is also no longer accepting cash payments for the foreseeable future – so you will need to have your card payment ready.

It has also suspended non-essential fitting services to focus on helping key workers to maintain their cars.

In its garages, Halfords will only allow one customer into reception at any one point and it won't let you stay on site whilst work is carried out on your car.

Assisted sales including bike purchase, collections and repairs can only be carried out via a booked appointment.

It also advises customers to do click and collect before arriving at its stores.

Halfords has 300 autocentres in the UK.

It says on its website: "Whilst we are doing our best to stay open, for the safety of our customers and colleagues we may need to close a store earlier than published."

Which retailers are open for delivery only?

All non-essentials retailers have been forced to close their shops due to the coronavirus lockdown, but many are still offering home delivery.

Just keep in mind that delivery times may be delayed, so make sure you double-check this in advance.

Below are some of the big retailers that are open for home delivery only.

  • Apple
  • Currys PC World
  • Dunelm
  • Homebase
  • H&M
  • JD Sports
  • John Lewis
  • Next
  • New Look
  • River Island
  • Smyths Toys
  • Studio
  • Topman
  • Topshop
  • Very.co.uk

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Post Offices are also allowed to remain open.

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