Our top priority is the wellbeing of our companions, staff, volunteers, trustees, supporters and the local community. To ensure the safety of our team and all visitors, we have carried out a risk assessment for reopening and put in place measures to minimise the risk of virus transmission.

Visiting our stores

Firstly, if you are showing any coronavirus symptoms or feel unwell in any way, please do not visit our charity stores.

Emmaus Bolton Derby Barracks site, home to our shops, café and garden centre, will reopen on Wednesday 2 December at 9AM.

To ensure that physical distancing rules are maintained, our team will be monitoring the number of people within our stores. We are limiting the amount of people in store at any one time so you may be required to queue prior to entry. If you are visiting as a family, please stick together and ensure that your child or children stay close at all times.

Everyone will be required to wear a face covering and sanitise their hands on entry at our new sanitiser stations. Please handle items as infrequently as possibly, especially those you do not intend to buy. Stick to the directional arrows around the store and ensure that you maintain at least a 2 metre distance from others at all times. Delivery service will be available for larger purchases but some new controls will apply.

Donations and Collections

We are now accepting donations again and our collection service is back up and running. You can book a collection on our website here.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support during this uncertain time. Now that our stores are reopening, please come and support us as we have lots of fresh stock and great value items available, including a brand new Christmas Winter Wonderland section.