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MANY companies in elements of England have been pressured to shut since being plunged right into a Tier 4 lockdown – however what does this imply for Argos shops?
In the present day Matt Hancock introduced that more of England will be placed into Tier 4 on Boxing Day.
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Standalone Argos shops will keep open for collections in Tier 4Credit score: Alamy
London and parts of the South East had been put into the powerful new restrictions – which features a plea to remain at house – on Sunday.
Tier 4 is actually the identical as a full lockdown, with all non-essential shops ordered to temporarily close.
Pubs, eating places, hairdressers and wonder salons should all shut down till restrictions are lifted – solely important outlets like supermarkets are allowed to remain open.
Full record of areas in Tier 4
HERE is the total record of areas in Tier 4.
- Surrey (excluding Waverley)
- The boroughs of Gosport, Havant, Portsmouth, Rother and Hastings
- All 32 London boroughs and town of London.
- Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes, Luton, Peterborough
- Essex (excluding Colchester, Uttlesford and Tendring).
The closures are a blow to final minute Christmas customers who had been counting on the excessive avenue to choose up final minute presents.
Right here, we clarify what the brand new guidelines imply for Argos shops in England:
Is Argos open in Tier 4?
Standalone shops in Tier 4 areas of England will solely be open for purchasers to gather pre-paid on-line orders.
Consumers will not be allowed to enter the shops, with employees bringing the objects to them outdoors.
Clients will not have the ability to purchase any objects in retailer both and returns will should be made at Argos outlets inside Sainsbury’s supermarkets.
Argos outlets inside Sainsbury’s supermarkets will keep open for the gathering of pre-paid on-line orders.
Consumers may also make new purchases in retailer too, in addition to return objects.
The identical guidelines apply to Argos outlets in Wales, which entered a brand new lockdown on December 20.
Argos branches in Scotland and Northern Eire stay open as ordinary.
Is Argos open in Tiers 1, 2 and three?
Sure, Argos shops are open in Tiers 1, 2 and three, the place the coronavirus restrictions are usually not so strict.
Clients should observe the Covid-secure pointers although, together with social distancing and carrying a facemask.
When is Argos open over Christmas?
Argos opening hours throughout the UK could also be completely different to regular over the Christmas interval.
Generally, shops will open at 9am till 6pm – or till 7pm if it is inside a Sainsbury’s – on Christmas Eve to present customers an opportunity to choose up any final minute items.
All shops shall be closed on Christmas Day and can open once more on Boxing Day however with decreased hours.
On December 26, standalone outlets and ones inside a Sainsbury’s grocery store will open at 10am till 5pm.
Nevertheless, it is price noting that opening hours could range so it is price checking your native department earlier than heading out.
You are able to do this by typing in your postcode to the shop locator tool.
An Argos spokesperson mentioned: “Now we have decreased our opening hours for Boxing Day to permit all our colleagues to spend a little bit extra time with their households, whereas enabling our prospects to buy the objects they could want through the festive interval.”