Dobbies to reopen Lisburn store
Following updated guidance from the Northern Irish Government that garden centres may open, the UK’s leading garden centre retailer, Dobbies Garden Centres, will reopen its Lisburn store on Monday May 18.
The safety of team members and customers remains Dobbies’ number one priority and social distancing measures have been implemented to allow the store to operate safely.
There will be a limited number of customers permitted in the store at one time. A queuing system will be in operation outside the store, with two metre markers in place to help maintain social distancing. Hand sanitising and trolley cleaning stations will be available at the store entrance.
Protective screens have been installed at tills and customers will be asked to pay with card or contactless, where possible. Appropriate PPE has been provided for team members, who will also receive training and regular briefings on how to keep themselves and customers safe. Rigorous daily hygiene routines will continue throughout the store.
Whilst the restaurant and soft play will remain temporarily closed, Dobbies will offer a takeaway menu including hot and cold drinks, soups, toasties, panini and selected bakery items from Tuesday May 19. Club Plus members will be able to redeem their hot drink credits and birthday treat vouchers.
Graeme Jenkins, CEO of Dobbies, said: “We welcome this updated guidance from the Northern Irish Government, enabling us to reopen our store in Lisburn.
“The safety of our team members and customers remains Dobbies’ number one priority and following advice from the Government, Horticultural Trades Association and British Retail Consortium, social distancing measures have been implemented.
“Over the last week, we have successfully reopened 55 stores across our estate, with customers most interested in buying plants, compost and gardening supplies, as they are keen to get back into their gardens this Spring.
“I would like to thank our team members and customers for their understanding during these uncertain times.”