14th Aug, 2020

Acorns shops welcome customers back

Rob George 17th Jun, 2020

ACORNS Children’s Hospice is set to welcome supporters back to its shops as a select number of stores reopen to the public this week.

The charity made the decision to close its network of retail shops in March in line with Government advice to limit the spread of Covid-19.

But, after weeks of careful planning, 22 Acorns shops across the region will reopen as part of a phased return including shops across Worcestershire.

Measures have been put in place to help shoppers follow social distancing guidelines and to provide a safe experience for everyone.

Gary Pettit, head of retail at Acorns, said: “We’re really looking forward to reopening our shops and welcoming our customers back. The safety of our customers, staff and volunteers is our top priority so there will be some changes.

“We’ve introduced a number of safety measures, including social distancing, protective equipment for staff and volunteers and we will be limiting the number of people permitted into each shop at any one time. We want everyone to return to our shops with confidence, so thank you for your patience.”

Shops reopening across Worcestershire include: Barnards Green, Knowle, Pershore, St Peters and Upton.

They will be open from Monday to Saturday with the reduced opening hours 10am to 4pm.

Visit www.acorns.org.uk/shops for more.

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