It has been a long time but we are finally getting ready to re-open our Whitley Bay store after over three months of being closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
We will be re-opening on Saturday 27 June at 10am to 4pm.
Our normal store hours will resume thereafter on Tuesday but please bear in mind that there may be times when, due to public transport, we might not be there in time. We will try and update any delays via our social media pages.
"Wish" orders will also resume from that date but we expect it may take some time for things to get back to normal.
We have introduced several new measures in store to comply with government guidelines:
Only 3 people/households in store at any one time
Hand sanitiser available for use
Fitting room will be temporarily closed but this will be reviewed
Screen guard at the counter to protect you and our staff
Regular cleaning in operation especially at 'touch points'
Card payments ONLY. No cash will be accepted for the time being
Any returned items will be isolated for 72 hours
We may ask you to pack your own order to reduce contact
Please be patient if you visit. This is new to us too and we will try our very best to make your shopping experience a good one. If the shop is busy you will be asked to wait outside until someone leaves. If you have any feedback, please tell us rather than tell others.
We are continuing to offer free local delivery and are also planning some evening shopping events in store too - stand by for more information coming soon.
Something important to mention is that North Tyneside Council are planning to make changes to Park View to allow for safer social distancing whilst shoppers are in the street. This includes closing the road to normal traffic and widening the pavements and walking areas. We know that car parking isn't great anyway on Park View but please plan your journey in advance if you're coming to visit. We recommend you park at the Playhouse car park and just walk up to Park View from there which will take you 2 minutes. It isn't an ideal situation but please don't let these restrictions put you off - everyone is still here and waiting to welcome you back.
Thank you once again to everyone who has supported us during this time. It has been strange. But we can't wait to be back and seeing you in store again.