THE national disability charity Sense have been inundated with stock donations ahead of the reopening of their high street stores on Monday 22nd June.
Stores have benefitted from the huge influx in donated stock, following home clear-outs that the public has carried out during lockdown.
Now, with lockdown easing and the high street preparing to reopen, Sense has put into place strict new measures to protect the health and safety of staff and customers, ahead of their reopening.
New safety measures include a 72-hour quarantine for all donated stock, which is also thoroughly cleaned. Protective screens are installed at the cash till, and only a limited number of customers will be permitted to come in at a time to ensure social distancing. In addition to new stock, the shop will now also sell hand-sanitiser.
Adrian Darkin, Sense Director of Trading, said:
“There has been a boom in a stock donation, with the public using the lockdown period to clear their homes of unwanted goods.
“We’re so grateful to the public for supporting us, with the money raised by the donated stock enabling us to support some of the most vulnerable people in society, who during this challenging period, need us more than ever.
“We’re excited to reopen, and we want to reassure our customers that their health and wellbeing, along with our staff and volunteers, is the top priority and we are taking every measure to protect them.
“Sense shops are far more than just places to buy great value goods, they are important hubs for communities, and we hope we can play an important part in bringing the community back together post-lockdown.”
For more information visit www.sense.org.uk