After a period of shutdown, our Emmaus Preston charity stores have now reopened with Covid-19 safety measures in place. Please read on to find out about visiting our stores, donating items and arranging a collection of furniture.
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.
Firstly, if you are showing any coronavirus symptoms or feel unwell in any way, please do not visit our charity stores.
To ensure that physical distancing rules are maintained, our team are 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 is required to wear a face covering and sanitise their hands on entry at our 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. When purchasing items, we are now only accepting card and contactless payments – no cash. Delivery service will be available for larger purchases but some new controls will apply.
We are unable to accept any drop-off donations at the present time but we are carrying out free collections of larger furniture items. You can book your collection online here.
We will continue to follow the latest advice and guidance from government and our local authorities. Keep checking our website and social media pages for the latest information and any changes to our operations. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns via [email protected] .
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.