Halfords reopens two sites in the area amid lockdown

PUBLISHED: 13:37 30 April 2020 | UPDATED: 13:37 30 April 2020

The Halfords store in Dereham has reopened as an essential retailer. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The Halfords store in Dereham has reopened as an essential retailer. Picture: Matthew Usher.

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Halfords has reopened two of its sites in the region - introducing social distancing and drive-in measures to keep staff and customers safe. 
The vast majority of Halfords stores and autocentres have remained open as an essential retailer during the lockdown, however a further 12 stores will now be opened in the UK. 
This includes the Halfords site in Dereham, and the site in Wisbech.

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Keith Jones, chief operating officer for Halfords, said: “I am really proud of our colleagues in Dereham and Wisbech and how they are supporting us in our commitment to playing our part in keeping the UK moving for their essential journeys.

“However, we will only continue to play our role if we can ensure the health and safety of our colleagues and customers, and compliance with government policy. That’s why we have re-shaped how our store operates and we look forward to welcoming our customers return.”

The servuces currently on offer at the store include a drive-in for pick or colelction, as well as a drive-in fit and repair sercvice. 
In store a two metre social distancing policy has been put in place, as well as card payments only. 
All non-essential fitting services have been suspended, and staff have all been given hand sanitiser to protect themselves and shoppers.
Physical interactions such as signing paperwork have also been limited.

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