This is when Dobbies garden centre in Derbyshire will reopen

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Derbyshire’s Dobbies garden centre is set to reopen its doors tomorrow after the easing of lockdown restrictions.

Dobbies, which has 54 stores in England, including one at Barlborough, says the safety of staff and customers remains its ‘number one priority’ and social distancing measures will be put in place.

There will be a limited number of customers permitted in the store at one time and a queuing system will be in operation outside the store.

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This is when Dobbies garden centre in Derbyshire will reopen. Picture by Stewart Attwood.This is when Dobbies garden centre in Derbyshire will reopen. Picture by Stewart Attwood.
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Protective screens have been installed at tills and customers will be asked to pay with card or contactless, where possible. Bosses say PPE (personal protective equipment) will be provided for all staff at stores across the country.

Hand sanitising and trolley cleaning stations will be available at the store entrance.

While the restaurants and soft plays will remain temporarily closed, Dobbies will offer a takeaway menu including hot and cold drinks, soups, toasties, panini and selected bakery items from Friday, May 15.

Club Plus members will be able to redeem their hot drink credits and birthday treat vouchers.

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Graeme Jenkins, chief executive of Dobbies, said: “We have taken care to ensure we are following guidance provided by the Government, British Retail Consortium and Horticultural Trade Association to reopen responsibly.

“Our team is well prepared, social distancing measures are in place and we look forward to welcoming customers back into our stores across Derbyshire and across England.

“I would like to thank our team members and customers for their understanding during these uncertain times.”