Queues outside Norwich IKEA as store reopens

Ikea Norwich store re opening after COVID19 lockdown. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN

Ikea Norwich store re opening after COVID19 lockdown. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

Norfolk shoppers were keen to get their hands on furniture bargains today as IKEA reopened stores across the UK.

Ikea Norwich store re opening after COVID19 lockdown. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN

Ikea Norwich store re opening after COVID19 lockdown. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

People queued at the order and collection store in Norwich’s Sweet Briar Retail Park while observing social distancing guidelines.

Although a handful of people gathered at the store the scenes were mitigated in comparison to other parts of the country.

MORE: Reopening date for Primark confirmedIn Wembley a five-mile long queue formed outside the store, and in Wednesbury visitor traffic started piling up at 5:45am.

Ikea Norwich store re opening after COVID19 lockdown. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN

Ikea Norwich store re opening after COVID19 lockdown. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

Bosses had previously asked shoppers to “come prepared with ready-made lists and own bags” for the reopening.

Extra hand sanitiser and more deep cleans of bags, trolleys, bathrooms, equipment and touchscreens will also take place.


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Cash is not being accepted, with all payments by card or contactless device only, and customers should avoid travelling to stores just to process refunds because Ikea says it has a 365-day returns policy.

Ikea Norwich store re opening after COVID19 lockdown. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN

Ikea Norwich store re opening after COVID19 lockdown. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

Ikea Norwich store re opening after COVID19 lockdown. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN

Ikea Norwich store re opening after COVID19 lockdown. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

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