Ikea to reopen Dublin stores expected to reopen next week

Ikea is expected to reopen its Dublin stores on Monday after the first phase of the relaxation of the lockout restrictions is approved.

The Swedish furniture giant, which has stores in Ballymun and Carrickmines, will take a number of steps to protect staff and customers.

These include limiting the number of customers in the store, paying without cash and only authorizing groups of two maximum.

The plexiglass will be installed at cash desks, service points and planning areas, reports RTE.

The social distance guards in the two stores will ensure compliance with the measures.

The first phase of governments’ plan to ease lockdown restrictions is set to begin on Monday May 18 and many retailers are expected to reopen.

The McDonald’s fast food chain will also reopen six outlets in Dublin next week.

It is not yet known which outlets will open, but a number of measures will be introduced in restaurants.

Guidelines introduced to protect staff and customers include:

  • Spend € 30 per car
  • Fewer people in the kitchen and service areas, serving a reduced menu on reduced hours;
  • The use of non-contact thermometers, with temperatures checked upon arrival at work
  • Plexiglas screens at key locations in the kitchen and service areas;
  • Protective equipment for our staff, including gloves for client and messenger positions and face masks, but not of the type required by health professionals
  • And additional training on cleanliness practices, including increased frequency of hand washing and additional disinfection of contact points around the restaurant

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