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POUNDLAND is classed as an essential shop during the third lockdown, which means it’s allowed to keep its doors open.
However, the discounter has temporarily shut 44 of its stores as it says fewer people are visiting than normal.
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Most of Poundland’s stores will be remaining open through lockdownCredit: Alamy Live News
The remaining 800 shops will be staying open for business, and Poundland has said that where stores are closing there is usually another branch open nearby.
The chain has said it hopes to open the “hibernating” stores once this lockdown has ended, bringing employees back out of furlough.
The chain has been allowed to remain open throughout the coronavirus pandemic because it sells essential products such as food and medicine.
Here’s everything you need to know about which stores are open and when.
When are Poundland stores opening and closing?
Opening hours at Poundland vary by store. Fortunately you can find out the details for your nearest shops via the store locator tool.
When the Sun did a search looking at North London, we found that most stores opened at either 8am or 8:30am and closed between 7pm and 9pm.
Opening times change on Bank and public holidays, you should contact your local store directly or call Customer Relations to get more information.
Which Poundland stores are open?
Around 800 Poundland stores throughout the UK are staying open throughout lockdown.
Only 44 for have been earmarked for temporarily closure, and they are expected to open again when lockdown finishes.
The full list of closing stores is in the box below.
Which Poundland shops will close from this Sunday?
THE following Poundland stores will temporarily close from this Sunday, January 10.
- Newark, St Marks Place
- Londonderry Ferryquay Street NI
- Grantham, Isaac Newton Centre,
- Kingston upon Thames Eden Walk
- Mansfield Four Seasons Shopping Centre
- Harlow Harvey Shopping Centre
- Lowestoft Britten Shopping Centre
- Colchester Culver Street
- Ipswich Sailmakers Shopping Centre
- Ayr High Street
- Norwich Castle Mall
- Workington Campbell-Savours Way
- Newmarket, The Guineas Shopping Centre
- Carlisle Scotch Street
- Luton 31 The Mall Shopping Centre
- Dumfries, Loreburne Shopping Centre
- Belfast Castlecourt Shopping Centre NI
- Glasgow Union Street
- Newry Buttercrane Shopping Centre NI
- Falkirk Howgate Shopping Centre
- Enniskillen Erneside Shopping Centre NI
- Edinburgh Princes Street
- Newry Quays Shopping Centre NI
- Perth St Johns Shopping Centre
- Inverness High Street
- Cardiff 121 Queens Street
- Kirkcaldy Mercat Shopping Centre
- Bridgwater Angel Place Shopping Centre
- Cramlington Manor Walks Shopping Centre
- Burnley 82 Charter Walk Shopping Centre
- Middlesbrough Captain Cook Square Shopping Centre
- Preston Fishergate Centre
- Durham Riverwalk Shopping Centre
- Rochdale Exchange Shopping Centre
- Beverley Flemingate Shopping Centre
- Chester Frodsham Street
- Farnham The Borough
- Bootle Strand Shopping Centre
- Fareham Market Quay
- Solihull High Street
- Fareham Whiteley Shopping Centre
- Newcastle under Lyme Castle Walk
- Crewe Market St
- Merry Hill Shopping Centre
When is the best time to visit a Poundland?
The best time to visit Poundland for bargains is when stores open and after 4pm.
However, these times may be busier, so you could be forced to wait in queues. Councils are limiting the numbers of people allowed in shops due to Covid-19.
What restrictions does Poundland have in place?
Shops and supermarkets have been asked to reinforce rules around mask-wearing and social distancing.
Unless you are medically exempt, you should make sure you take a mask and wear it in store.
The Sun has asked Poundland whether there are any other restrictions in place or limits on what people can buy and will update this story when we know more.
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