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COVID-19

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A message from Millets

It’s been a challenging time for our community and we want to say again how much we appreciate your support. Throughout this pandemic, yours and our teams safety has been our number one priority, we need to remember to be responsible and respectful whilst being in our great outdoors and whilst out shopping.

Please look at our store locator for details of your local stores opening hours. Our stores are open for essential retail only. Please respect Government guidelines.

As such we have been taking necessary steps:

  • Restricting all unessential travel and minimising journeys between business sites
  • Providing staff, wherever possible, with the flexibility to work from home or a safe environment
  • Closely following Government and NHS advice on hygienic and responsible working practice
  • Providing team members with support, reassurance and flexibility should they feel unwell or anxious about the current climate

 

An Update on Our Stores

Following advice given by the government and health officials, from Monday 26th April 2021, all our stores across the UK will reopen with measures in place to keep our staff and customers safe. Facecoverings must be worn in all stores as per government guidance. Where possible please bring your own, however masks will be provided in store if you require one. Since lockdown began we have been listening daily to all the latest information given to us and feel that we have a much better understanding now around what is required when it comes to the safety of our team and customers alike. When in store, please adhere to the guidance and we look forward to welcoming you back to store. Our website remains open 24/7 for your convenience.

Of course, this requires us all to make changes to the way we shop at the moment. We want to offer a safe and enjoyable shopping experience, and to that end we are introducing some guidelines.

All staff and customers should maintain a 2-metre distance when shopping – this will be aided by clearly marked routes to help you navigate the store in the safest way.

To ensure your safety in our stores, please take note of the following guidance

  • Cleaning stations will be placed at store entrances, cash desks and fitting rooms.
  • Clear and visible social distancing guidance will be in store with routes clearly marked to help you navigate the store safely.
  • Cleaning stations will be placed at store entrances.
  • Our changing rooms will re-open and we are taking extra precautions to keep them safe for you.
  • Frequent deep cleaning of the store will take place throughout the day.
  • We may need to limit the number of customers allowed in store at any one time, especially in busy departments.
  • Contactless card payment limits have been extended to £45 to reduce the need for physical contact or cash payments.
  • Only one person is to use in-store lifts at any time, and we ask that you avoid passing people on staircases.

Crucially, please continue to follow social distancing guidelines set out by the government and do not enter the store if you have COVID-19 symptoms. These include:

  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • A persistent cough
  • Changes in your sense of taste or smell

Though the current situation is uncertain, we can be sure that the outdoors is out there waiting for us on the other side of all this. We remain dedicated to providing you with the gear, advice and informed content to keep the spirit of adventure alive. Our customer service team stand-by to answer your questions, our emails are still going out, and look out for blogs and social channels to help you get the best from the next few weeks.

Times may seem tough right now. But you are never far from our thoughts and together we will weather this storm. We deeply value your continued support, and hope to return that wherever we can. For now, look after yourselves and each other, take a break from the news, and remember, Boris says you can still go for a walk! If you are going to go outdoors, do it responsibly.

Take care and keep safe

Team Millets

Latest updates

Below you will be able to see all of the latest updates and changes that Millets has made to deal with the current outbreak of COVID-19

26/04/2021

Stores in Scotland Now Open

Following advice given by the government and health officials, from Monday 26th of April 2021, our stores in Scotland will reopen with measures in place to keep our staff and customers safe. Face coverings must be worn in all stores as per government guidance. For more information on your local store, see our Store Finder.

12/04/2021

Stores in England & Wales Now Open

Following advice given by the government and health officials, from Monday 12th April 2021, our stores in England and Wales will reopen with measures in place to keep our staff and customers safe. Face coverings must be worn in all stores as per government guidance. For more information on your local store, see our Store Finder.

05/01/2021

Temporary Closure of All Stores

Due to a national lockdown to combat the spread of Covid-19, all of our stores are temporarily closed. We remain fully open for business online, with 24/7 access to the greatest range of outdoor gear, deliverable straight to your doorstep.

31/12/2020

Tier 4 store closures

Our stores in Tier 4 areas are now temporarily closed in line with local restrictions.

02/11/2020

Temporary Close of Stores in England

Due to a national lockdown, our stores in England will temporarily close from Thursday 5th November to Wednesday 2nd December. We remain fully open for business online, with 24/7 access to the greatest range of outdoor gear, deliverable straight to your doorstep.

25/07/2020

Facecoverings are Required in All Stores

Following advice given by the government and health officials, from Friday 25th July, you must wear a facecovering in all stores. Where possible please bring your own, however masks will be provided in store if you require one. Please check out our store finder for more information.

30/06/2020

All UK Stores are Open

Following advice given by the government and health officials, we have taken the decision to reopen our UK stores with new measures in place to keep our staff and customers safe. When in store, please adhere to the guidance and we look forward to welcoming you back to store. Please check out our store finder for more information.

11/06/2020

Stores in England to Open from 15th June

Following advice given by the government and health officials, we have taken the decision to reopen our stores in England from Monday 15th June with new measures in place to keep our staff and customers safe. When in store, please adhere to the guidance and we look forward to welcoming you back to store. Our stores outside of England will remain closed until government advice permits. This includes our stores in Inverness, St. Helier, Ayr, Betws-y-Coed, Llandundno, Caernarfon, Monmouth, Glasgow, Llanelli and Aberdeen. Please check out our store finder for more information.

14/05/2020

Extended delivery times

Due to an increase in demand for our products online and the following of strict safety measures, deliveries are taking longer than usual. This is to allow us to be able to follow social distancing measures and ensure orders get to customers safely. We estimate orders will reach most customers in 7-10 working days and we thank you for your continued patience.

24/04/2020

Contact Free Returns with InPost

Return your order contact free 24/7 using an InPost locker. For more details on returning your order with InPost please see our Returns Page.

28/03/2020

Extended Store Returns

We are extending out returns policy to make life a little easier. Any purchase made in stores before the temporary closure can be returned up to 28 days after stores reopen.

24/03/2020

Contact-less Door Step Delivery

We have now introduced contact-less delivery on all products. Delivered risk-free straight to your doorstep.

23/03/2020

Measures Taken in Distribution Centre

We have taken every possible measure to protect our colleagues in our distribution centre during these difficult times. This includes introducing 2m social distancing throughout all areas and making hand sanitiser, wipes and PPE equipment freely available. We have also implemented staggered shifts and identified an isolation room for anyone who starts to show symptoms of Covid-19.

23/03/2020

Store Closures

We all want to do our bit to help halt the spread of COVID 19. The health and wellbeing of our staff and customers is of the utmost importance to us and we have made the decision to close our stores for the time being.

Our stores will close from the end of business today, Monday 23rd March. This is a temporary measure and we will reopen as soon as things improve and it is advisable. In the meantime we remain online and available 24/7 with flexible delivery options and an extended return policy to give you peace of mind.

We want to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of our customers for their continued support in this challenging climate. We can’t wait to see you all soon in the outdoors.