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Which Home Enhancement shops have reopened?

With non-essential shops potentially re-opening from 1 June, here’s an update on the current situation (as at 1pm on 19 May)

Open throughout the lockdown:

  • Home Bargains
  • B&M
  • Wilko
  • The Range

Open for click and collect throughout lockdown:

  • Halfords

DIY chains:

  • B&Q has reopened all of its estate
  • Homebase has reopened all of its estate
  • Wickes has re-opened most of its estate. Click here for the list
  • Toolstation open for click and collect and delivery
  • Screwfix open for click and collect and delivery


Garden centres:

Most are now open in England & Wales (shops remain closed in Scotland and Northern Ireland – may re-open 1 June).

  • Blue Diamond reopened from May 13th.
  • Dobbies has reopened. They started offering takeaway food from their restaurant from Friday, May 15th.
  • Notcutts have opened their stores but their restaurants are closed until further notice.
  • Hillier Garden Centres have re-opened.
  • Cherry Lane Garden Centres re-opened.


Under lock-down exit plan all non-essential retailers are targeted to be able to re-open on 1 June (not guaranteed)

  • Dunelm: 39 stores are now open with social distancing and safety measures in place. They plan to re-open more stores very soon.
  • Lords at Home (the small hardware and housewares chain of 6 shops in London and Chorleywood) reopened on 3 April
  • Argos stores in Sainsbury’s supermarkets are also still open, for pre-paid online orders.
  • Matalan has reopened 15 stores that are “spacious” with large homeware departments, offer a click and collect service and are in retail parks or standalone locations where the retailer controls the car park. “Matalan could potentially reopen 168 stores of its 232 total based on the government guidance around homeware retailers.

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