CHARITY shops have opened their doors again as lockdown restrictions are lifted across the UK. Shoppers can now head to branches and make donations to charity shops like Mind, Oxfam and Barnardo’s – here’s what you need to know if you’re heading out for a bit of bargain hunting.
Are charity shops allowed to open in England?
As charity shops are classed as a non-essential business, they will only be allowed to open in line with restrictions. This means that in England and Wales, charity shops are open but in Scotland and Northern Ireland, they remain closed.
Where can I take charity donations during lockdown?
Donate at your nearest TRAID Clothes Recycling Bank (open during lockdown). TRAID has many banks located across the UK. 2. Donate at your local TRAID charity shop (hopefully from 12 April).
When shops will open in UK?
The government has confirmed shops in England will reopen again on April 12. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on April 5 the country will move to step two of easing of lockdown measures, with non-essential shops, hairdressers, and nail salons opening in step two of the lockdown lifting plan.
When can charity shops reopen in England?
All shops will be allowed to open from April 12. Currently, only essential retail including those offering food and medicine are permitted to remain open.
What items will charity shops not accept?
What will charity shops not accept?
- Identifiable school uniforms.
- Inflatable toys for water.
- Car seats.
- Cots and mattresses.
- High chairs/Booster seats/Child safety gates.
- Soft toys without the CE label.
- Used pillows and duvets (although pillow cases and mattress covers may be accepted)
Which charity will collect clothes?
TRAID offers free home collections picking up unwanted clothes direct from your door, direct to the charity. It’s the ultimate in convenience as pick ups are scheduled to suit and it’s perfect if you have lots of clothes to donate in one go.
Will DIY shops close in lockdown?
All non-essential retail must close in the third national lockdown for England. This means clothing shops, homewares, stationery and card shops, for example. However, DIY shops can remain open under the Government guidelines.
Can Tier 4 takeaways stay open?
Are takeaways open in Tier 4? As they have done throughout the past year, takeaways will be allowed to stay open and other food establishments can also offer the service. That means pubs, cafes, and social clubs can serve up to 11pm as long as it’s for a takeaway, delivery or click and collect.