Popular northern bakery chain announces details of store reopenings

A popular north west chain of bakeries has announced that all of its stores are to reopen from Friday (June 5).

By Phil Cunnington
Tuesday, 2nd June 2020, 11:12 am
Updated Tuesday, 2nd June 2020, 11:14 am

All stores in the Sayers and Poundbakery chains will reopen following the Government's easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions on retail outlets.

The company has branches across the north west, including Preston, Blackpool, Lancaster, Burnley and Leigh. Bosses said the stores will be serving "the vast majority" of their range, including breakfast all day.

The stores will initally open from 9am to 3pm, and will be closed on Sundays.

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The Poundbakery store on Church Street, Blackpool. All the stores in the Poundbakery and Sayers the Bakers chains are to reopen from Friday (June 5)

A statement released by the company said: "All our shops have been deep-cleaned and will continue to be cleaned and sanitised throughout the day.

"Our staff will be well-equipped with all the necessary PPE."

However, the statement reminded customers not to go to the stores if they showed symptoms of the Covid-19 virus - a new persistent cough or a fever.

The Bolton-based company was bought out of administration in December last year, and has around 160 stores and more than 1,000 employees across the north of England.