// Joules confirms plans to exit lockdown with phased store reopenings
// Details on how many stores and the locations of those reopening have not yet been revealed
Joules has said it will begin a phased reopening of its store network from June 15, the date for when lockdown measures will be lifted on non-essential retailers.
While it has not yet released information regarding store opening numbers or locations, Joules outlined a range of safeguarding measures including social distancing and personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff.
“As you would expect, and as has been the case throughout this challenging period, our top priority as we begin the phased reopening of our stores from 15 June is the continued safety of our customers and colleagues,” Joules chief executive Nick Jones said.
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“We have been carefully planning how best to welcome back and serve our customers whilst following government guidelines and ensuring the safety of our colleagues.
“With that in mind, like many others we will be introducing a range of new safeguarding measures, including managing staffing levels to allow for social distancing, limiting the number of customers in store at any one time, introducing perspex screens at points of sale, providing PPE for our employees and enhancing hygiene with the provision of hand sanitiser for customers as they enter stores.
“We’re grateful for the continued amazing support of our customers and colleagues across the business and we’re looking forward to opening our doors again soon.”