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Are Homebase and B&Q open today?

A branch of Homebase

Homebase closed in the wake of coronavirus – is it open for today’s Bank Holiday? (Picture: Getty Images)

It’s Spring Bank Holiday, and for some that’s traditionally a time to get those jobs done round the house, or pay a visit to your nearest home and DIY store.

However, with many non-essential shops still shut in the wake of coronavirus lockdown, you might be left to wonder if you might still be able to make that planned bank holiday trip to B&Q or Homebase.

So is either one of the chains open today?

Here’s what you need to know…

Are Homebase and B&Q open today?

Yes, both B&Q and Homebase are open today, Bank Holiday Monday.

Although both chains were classified as essential retailers by the Government and were therefore allowed to remain open under lockdown, both closed their doors when restrictions were imposed at the end of March.

They both re-opened some branches at the end of last month, with new restrictions in place, including guidelines on the floors to ensure social distancing is maintained, queueing outside, perspex screens at checkouts and no cash payments.

A branch of B&Q

B&Q has re-opened all of its branches also (Picture: Getty Images)

Both chains have since re-opened all of their branches and as such, will be open today.

What time are B&Q and Homebase open?

According to their website most B&Q branches will be open today from 8am-6pm, while Homebase will be open from 9am-6pm.

However this might vary from one branch to another, so be sure to check the B&Q store locator or the Homebase store locator to check the opening hours of your local branch before setting off.

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