SCREWFIX shops will remain open during the coronavirus epidemic but only for essential items – here’s everything you need to know.
Hardware stores have been deemed “essential shops” as they provide materials and equipment that help keep homes warm, safe and with power.
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Other shops that are allowed to stay open during the new measures announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson include supermarkets, pharmacies, newsagents, banks and Post Offices.
Vets, pet shops, petrol stations, off licences, launderettes, banks and hardware stores will also keep doors open for customers.
As of today, March 27, Screwfix stores are open – but they’re operating under reduced hours, and only for “essential” click and collect orders.
The company has also said on social media shops remain open “where safe to do so”. It is also recommending customers check their local store before ordering.
We have asked Screwfix for confirmation on which stores this applies to and will update this article when we have confirmation.
Hours may vary across the UK so we recommend double-checking the operating times of your local with the online store finder.
What shops or premises must shut during the coronavirus crisis?
- Non-essential shops, including electronics and clothing stores
- Hairdressers and nail salons
- Indoor and outdoor markets, excluding food markets
- Youth centres, libraries and community centres
- Leisure centres, such as bowling alleys and soft play centres
- Playgrounds, outdoor gyms and sport courts
- Places of worship
- Hotels, B&Bs, hostels – unless key workers or permanent residents
When are Screwfix shops open?
Most shops will open from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday, and 9am to 4pm on Sundays.
However, some stores have reduced their hours even further than this, while some are listed as due to reopen today.
See this update on the Screwfix website for more information.
This list could change as the coronavirus situation develops, so check back regularly to make sure your shop is still open.
You should note that Screwfix says stores are open for “essential” click and collect orders only.
This means customers can’t browse and shop in stores as usual, and you’ll have to be collecting an order.
Screwfix couldn’t tell us what it classes as “essential” items but says its website has been updated to show these products as available for click and collect.
If you’ve already made an order and it’s not been deemed “essential” by Screwfix, the company is asking that you don’t collect it from stores right now.
Screwfix says it’ll be getting in contact with customers to discuss their options.
Refunds are also not being processed at the moment and the company says it will be flexible with returns during this period.
If exchanges of faulty goods are needed, these are being carried out but only for essential items and if stocks allow.
Can I still order from Screwfix online?
Yes, Screwfix is still accepting orders on its website – but the retailer warns orders could be delayed.
Ranges may also be limited during the coming weeks, the company said.
Currently, Screwfix is charging £5 for next-day delivery on orders under £50.
Anything above this amount qualifies for free delivery.
At the moment, Screwfix has removed the pre-10 o’clock and pre-12 o’clock delivery options from its website.
What about click and collect?
Screwfix customers can still click and collect from its website but again, this is labelled as for “essential” items only.
If you need to visit a store to collect your item, the company is asking that you respect social distancing measures to stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should also only start heading to the store to collect your product once you’ve had a text message to say it’s in stock.
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