Aylesbury's Currys PC World to reopen on Monday

Currys PC world have announced their plans to reopen all of their 131 UK stores.

Friday, 12th June 2020, 6:00 am
Currys PC World Aylesbury
Currys PC World Aylesbury

Currys PC World has unveiled plans for a phased reopening of 131 of its stores from next week, initially opening as expert ‘Tech Help Hubs’ to support customers with existing tech needs.

All stores will reopen by Monday June 15 with rigorous social distancing and hygiene measures in place, adhering to government standards.

Currys PC World colleagues returning back to work have also received specialised briefings and training, with the upmost safety for fellow colleagues and customers in mind. Some of the key safety and cleanliness measures introduced include (but are not limited to);

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-Limited number of customers allowed in store at one time, with a one-way system and clear floor-markings to keep customers at least 2m apart

-Safety screens at checkouts and service desks to protect everyone, with customers encouraged to use contactless payment if possible

-Clear in-store signage asking customers to speak to a colleague should they want to see a demo (versus touching the technology themselves) who can then show the product in action safely

-Increased and more regular cleaning and sanitising of trolleys, handrails and products, with protective equipment for colleagues that need it, alongside plenty of anti-bacterial gel dispensers

-Working closely on safety measures with the British Retail Consortium and Environmental Health Officers

The retailer’s ‘slowly and safely’ approach includes a process for constantly challenging and improving its own measures for colleagues and customers.

That process includes the creation of a digital forum for colleagues to exchange learnings, as well the introduction of a Safety Review Board. The board will meet weekly, with the attendance of store managers, safety experts and Alex Baldock, the group’s CEO, who will attend for the next few weeks.

There will also be roving personnel reviewing the way things are working in store and identifying potential improvements.