Is Matalan open? See the full list of shops as homeware shops reopen

MATALAN closed its stores in March but it's now slowly welcoming back shoppers again.

The retailer shut all 230 stores across the UK after non-essential shops were ordered by the government to do so.

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But in May, the government eased lockdown restrictions to allow stores selling homeware to reopen.

As a result, Matalan reopened 15 stores in England on May 18.

Over the past few weeks, it's also reopened further shops to now have 175 open branches in total across England and Northern Ireland.

Which Matalan branches are open?

All of the stores that have reopened are located in out of town retail parks.

They have large homeware departments and come with parking outside.

Matalan has so far only confirmed where the 15 stores it reopened first are located – you can check the list below.

We'll update this article once we get the list of where the remaining reopened stores are located.

To check if your local one has reopened, simply use the retailer's store locator tool.

In mid-May, Matalan said it'll only open stores in retail parks and standalone shops with a car park for now.

Matalan's high street stores, stores in shopping centres, clearance stores and stores in Scotland and Wales remain closed.

Which Matalan stores reopened first?

THE retailer reopened the 15 branches below on May 18.

  • Basildon
  • Bradford Green Gates
  • Bolton
  • Cortonwood
  • Darlington
  • Halifax
  • Leeds Halton
  • Luton
  • Milton Keynes
  • Osterley Park/Southall
  • Rotherham
  • Southport
  • Stockton
  • Truro
  • Walsall – North

Can I order online?

Yes, you can order on Matalan's website for home delivery.

Just keep in mind that your order may take up to ten days to arrive due to high demand.

Standard home delivery costs £3.95 for orders up to £50, and is free for orders over £50.

Alternatively, Matalan shoppers can click and collect to any of the reopened stores for free.

How will customers and staff be kept safe?

New measures to protect staff and shoppers from coronavirus include a reduction in the number of customers allowed in a store as well as a changed layout so you have more space.

The retailer has also given all staff PPE and will provide hand sanitiser and cleaning products to shoppers so you can clean your basket.

Plus, it's temporarily closed its fitting rooms, cafes, toilets and baby nurturing rooms.

It's also introduced floor markers to help you keep your distance to fellow shoppers and staff.

We've listed the homeware shops that are allowed to reopen now that the government rules have been relaxed.

Plus, here are the shops and food chains that have reopened during lockdown.

Today McDonald's reopened 477 more drive-thrus and 37 for delivery today.

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