March branch of Scope's charity shops will be among the first to re-open
On Monday (15) Scope Charity shop in March will be among one of the first 16 of 207 branches to reopen its doors to the public.
Scope, the disability equality charity, has seen its retail income plummet during the pandemic. Under normal trading conditions, Scope’s total number of shops generate £1.7-£1.9 million a month, but in April, with no shops open, the charity’s income was 85 per cent down on the same period in 2019. The March shop, located in Broad Street, has potentially lost £19,000 from April 1 – June 11.
Scope’s priority as its shops reopen is the safety of staff, volunteers and customers. Shopping post-coronavirus will be a different experience and new safety guidelines will be in place. Scope are introducing social distancing, intensive shop cleaning, hand washing and imposing a 72-hour quarantine for all donations. All shops will have sneeze screens in place at the till for added re-
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