Is Wickes open today? Coronavirus lockdown opening hours and advice

WICKES stores are staying shut today (April 1) but customers can still buy items online. 

Anyone who buys products from the Wickes website can choose either to have it delivered or to do a click and collect.

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The business has stayed open online after DIY stores were included on the list of “essential” stores that should remain open during the coronavirus pandemic.

The hardware retailer says it's working out "the best operation to support customers in these unprecedented times".

Other establishments that are allowed to open include supermarkets, pharmacies, newsagents, banks and Post Offices.

Vets, pet shops, petrol stations, launderettes, banks and hardware stores will also keep doors open for customers.

What shops or premises must shut during the coronavirus crisis?

  • Pubs
  • Clubs
  • Restaurants
  • 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 Wickes shops open?

Wickes stores are closed today but you can still click and collect, with customers able to pick up items outside the front entrance of shops.

Click and collect orders can only be placed from 6am to 4pm Monday to Saturday, not on Sundays, and only on a more limited range.

Stores also also operating under reduced hours, so make sure you check the online store finder to see when yours is open.

Before the coronavirus lockdown, stores typically opened between 6am and 9am, and closed at 8pm, depending on where you live.

Wickes has 230 stores in the UK.

The retailer hasn't said when it expects shops to reopen.

Can I still order from Wickes online?

Yes, you can still order items for home delivery from the Wickes website – but the retailer is experiencing high demand.

It has adopted an online queuing system during busy times on the website, with an average wait time of around 12 minutes.

Wickes also hasn't mentioned if it's prioritising certain orders.

The retailer said: "As these are particularly busy periods for us, availability may at times be limited so please bear with us.

"We are currently experiencing particularly high volume of demand and are unlikely to have availability for Next Day delivery on most lines and locations."

Wickes charges £2.95 for delivery for small parcels, or free delivery on orders over £75.

Its click and collect option is only available for essential items during the least busiest hours of the day – you can find out when there are here.

We've also rounded up the opening times of B&Q, Wickes and Homebase stores.

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A number of restaurants have announced they would be shutting their doors, even for takeaway, including Greggs, KFC and Pizza Express.

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