This is when DFS in Birstall will reopen with daily temperature checks for staff

DFS will reopen its Yorkshire showrooms this week with a number of strict new measures - including daily temperature checks for staff.
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The DFS showroom at Birstall Shopping Park, will open its doors on today.

It's one of 81 stores to reopen in the phased plan that has already seen DFS reopen three stores in Leicester, Milton Keynes and Bolton.

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The showrooms will operate with strict social distancing rules limiting the number of customers in the showroom at any one time.

DFS at Birstall retail shopping centreDFS at Birstall retail shopping centre
DFS at Birstall retail shopping centre

Hand sanitiser stations will also be introduced, as well as personal protective equipment for staff if they wish to use it and daily temperature checks for employees.

The sofa giants have restarted limited deliveries and have launched a new 'comfort test' service, where customers can test the product in store before completing the purchase at home over the phone or online.

Nick Smith, managing director of DFS, said: “Since temporarily closing the majority of our operations almost eight weeks ago, we have assessed and adapted our processes across our manufacturing, retail and delivery operations to ensure we can prioritise colleague and customer safety.

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"We have been careful to test these new operating processes by reopening just a handful of stores to begin with before expanding more widely across our estate.”

“While the relatively larger size of DFS’ stores means we can effectively maintain strict social distancing, by implementing additional safety measures in line with Government and British

Retail Consortium guidance, we are well prepared to welcome colleagues and customers back into our Yorkshire stores.”