Even though click and collect or home delivery is available, you can still head down to B&Q to pick up must-haves, provided you follow the safety measures they have in place in store
Is B&Q open?
Stores are open from 7am until 8pm from Monday to Saturday and from 10am to 4pm on Sundays, but check ahead in case there are any local changes.
You should only go to B&Q if it’s for essentials, for example a part to fix your plumbing or if it’s related to moving home – you can still browse and shop for non-essentials online.
What are the rules for shopping at B&Q stores?
When you go to a B&Q store you can expect some safety measures and rules you’ll have to follow to keep everyone safe as coronavirus cases rise, including yourself and others.
You’ll have to follow social distancing measures in store and if you’re queuing to get in outside, keeping 2m apart and you have to wear a mask. unless exempt.
B&Q is advising people shop at quieter times of the day, which is earlier in the morning and later in the afternoon, when they can expect less queuing,
The retailer is also asking people to shop with no more than four people from one household.
You should have a shopping list ready so that staff can guide you to the right section rather than browsing.
At the checkout paying with contactless is preferred over cash where possible.
How do I click and collect at B&Q in lockdown?
Order what you want online and you can pick it up in stores, saving you from having to walk around the store.
When you’re buying online choose click ans collect and you’ll have the option to pick it up from your nearest store.
It will be ready to pick up in one hour, unless the store is closing sooner in which case it will be the next day.
You’ll need to have your order confirmation, either on your phone or printed out.. the card you paid with, proof of identity (driving licence, passport or proof of age card).
Someone else can collect the order for you but they will need the order conformation and their own ID.
How do I get B&Q home delivery?
You can buy online and get delivery to your home saving you from having to go to any branch at all.
Next day and named day delivery where you choose the day costs £5 or is free for orders over £50, while there’s an additional £5 fee for Sunday delivery.
Larger items are £10 or free on orders over £250 and for bulk delivery it’s £30 or free on orders over £350.
If you’re ordering an entire bathroom or kitchen and getting it delivered the process is different.
Supermarkets remain open during lockdown because they are classed as an essential shop and all items in stock will be available to buy, with no aisles blocked off like in Wales.
People in England can be fined £200 for leaving their homes without a reasonable excuse.