After a period of shutdown, our Emmaus Salford charity stores will start a phased reopening with new 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.

The Emmaus Salford Community Homestore will reopen on Monday 29 June. Our temporary opening hours will be Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm. These will be reviewed after the first two weeks. Our Emmaus Salford Emporium and Seaford Road charity shop will remain closed for the time being.

Visiting our Homestore

If you are showing any coronavirus symptoms or feel unwell in any way, please do not visit our store. To ensure that physical distancing rules are maintained, we will be monitoring the number of people within our store. 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 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. When purchasing items, please pay by card and use contactless payments where possible. Delivery service will be available for larger purchases but some new controls will apply.

Donating items

UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to the large volume of donations received following our reopening, we are unable to accept any shop donations until further notice. This includes both collections and drop-off donations.

We know that many people have been saving up items to donate to Emmaus Salford. Before dropping off donated items, please follow the advice on our donate goods page and check what items we can or cannot accept.

When dropping off items, one of our team will be on-hand to direct you to the drop-off point. Please do not leave donations outside of our stores at any time. For larger items, we will also resume local collections from this date but some new controls will apply.

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]

With your support, the reopening of our Emmaus Salford stores will bring companions valued social interaction as well as much needed income for our charity. Thank you for your understanding and continued support during this uncertain time and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.