Debenhams is preparing to reopen the vast majority of its UK stores on Monday, June 15, 2020, following the enforced ‘Covid 19 lock-down’.
The Luton town centre store in the Mall is one of the 53 stores Debenhams have announced that will be reopening on this date.
This announcement comes at a time when there is considerable pressure on the Mall to keep its tenants.
Preparations for reopening are well under way, with strict social distancing and hygiene procedures being implemented across all stores in adherence with the latest Government guidance and instruction.
Stores in Scotland and Wales will reopen once government restrictions allow.
Steven Cook, Managing Director, Debenhams, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming customers back to our stores in the coming weeks. From the installation of perspex screens at till points to the roll-out of social distancing procedures and PPE, we have been working hard to ensure our colleagues and customers can work and shop with confidence. Our reopening plans follow the successful conclusion of lease negotiations on 120 stores, meaning that the vast majority of our stores will be reopening.”
Ahead of reopening, Debenhams’ customers will continue to be able to shop online through www.debenhams.com and www.debenhams.ie.