Oakham discount store QD will remain open during coronavirus outbreak
A discount store will remain open to provide access to household essentials.
QD has comfirmed its Oakham branch will stay open following the government announcement on Monday evening that all non-essential shops should close as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
The shop in Church Street stocks a range of food and drink, toiletries, household products, medicines and pet food.
A company spokesman said shoppers will face extra measures to keep them and staff safe.
Karl Ottolangui said: “Our stores are permitted to remain but our priority is the protection of our staff. To that end, measures are being put in place at all tills and other areas where staff and customers interact to ensure social distancing.
“Our customers have been highly receptive to social distancing measures and these will be stepped up at all our stores to continue to keep ours staff and our customers protected.
"We echo the Government’s message in urging everyone to stay at home unless they absolutely have to go out to shop for essential items.”
QD's chief executive Nick Rubins praised his workforce.
He said: "This is a very challenging time for everybody as we are all worrying about our own health, our families’ health and our jobs. Proud is an understatement of how I feel about the QD team.
“I would like to thank our staff for their continued hard work to provide our loyal customers with vital everyday items during this challenging time.”
There are currently no changes to opening hours.
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