WICKES remains open as it’s classed as an essential retailer – but what are its store hours for Easter?
The hardware store has been allowed to keep its physical branches open over lockdown as it sells important goods for home repairs.
Wickes shoppers can still browse in stores during the second coronavirus lockdownCredit: Alamy Live News
However, its hours might be slightly different over Easter – we explain below.
In total, Wickes has 230 stores in the UK.
What time is Wickes open?
Wickes’ opening hours will vary between branches.
Typically, stores open at either 7am or 8am, and shut at 7pm or 8pm, Monday to Saturday.
On Sundays, shops open at 10am and shut at 4pm, unless you’re in Scotland where they open 9am until 6pm.
The good news is, Wickes will be open for business as usual over Easter – expect on Easter Sunday when its stores will close in England and Wales.
Shops in Scotland will typically be open 9am until 6pm on Easter Sunday.
But again, opening hours will be different between locations, so the best way to be sure is to use the Wickes online store finder tool.
Businesses staying open during third lockdown
BUSINESSES providing essential services are allowed to stay open during the winter lockdown. These include:
- Garden centres
- Building merchants and suppliers of building products and off-licences
- Market stalls selling essential retail
- Businesses providing repair services but only if they primarily offer repair services
- Petrol stations
- Automatic (but not manual) car washes
- Vehicle repair and MOT services
- Bicycle shops
- Taxi and vehicle hire businesses
- Banks and building societies
- Post offices
- Short-term loan providers and money transfer businesses
- Funeral directors
- Laundrettes and dry cleaners
- Medical and dental services
- Vets and pet shops
- Animal rescue centres, boarding facilities, and animal groomers
- Agricultural supplies shops
- Mobility and disability support shops
- Storage and distribution facilities
- Car parks
- Public toilets
- Motorway service areas
- Outdoor playgrounds
- Outdoor parts of botanical gardens and heritage sites for exercise
- Places of worship
- Crematoriums and burial grounds
Enter your postcode to bring up the opening times for your nearest Wickes.
Customers will be expected to follow social distancing measures in stores, as well as wearing a mask unless you are medically exempt.
Wickes is limiting the number of customers allowed in stores to a maximum of 30 at a time.
Customers will be asked to queue outside if there are too many people trying to enter at the same time.
Showrooms remain open for customers to view the kitchen and bathroom collections and the installation service will continue as planned.
Can I order from Wickes online?
Yes, Wickes’ website remains open for new orders for home delivery and click and collect.
Delivery slots are currently available up to seven days in advance, with new slots released daily.
Wickes charges £2.95 for delivery for small parcels, or free delivery on orders over £75.
Click and collect is free, with options available to collect orders in four hours.
However, Wickes does say that some orders might take longer than this.
Orders should be collected outside when possible, with staff available to bring items to your car.
In the height of the first coronavirus lockdown, Wickes only allowed click and collect on essential goods.
The retailer changed this during the second lockdown in November 2020.
Throughout this third lockdown, click and collect is available on the majority of Wickes products.
We’ve put together a guide to DIY shops opening hours during the nationwide shut down.