How Next will look post lockdown and full list of 64 shops reopening on Monday


CUSTOMERS at Next will only be able to pay using card as it reopens stores with new refund rules.

The retailer is preparing to reopen 64 shops on Monday.

Hand sanitisers have been installed around the shop for staff and customers

It has already reopened 50 of its “home” department shops as permitted under government guidelines – and these are allowed to sell clothes too.

As a furter 14 will reopen by the end of the weekend it will have 64 in total open by Monday.

That means on Monday it will have 130 shops our of its 500 open on Monday.

Customers will have to queue outside shops as there will be a maximum capacity in each store – but this will vary depending on the size.

Each store will have maximum capacity limits

Customers will only be allowed to pay using card – not cash

You’ll have to follow a one-way route around the shop

Once you’re inside you will have to follow a one-way system marked using arrows around the shops.

One of the biggest changes is that customers will only be allowed to pay via card, so you won’t be able to use cash.

It has also introduced a new contactless refund rules at every store. You can return items at the checkout and it will quarantine items for 72 hours before putting them back on the shop floor.

Changing rooms have to stay closed due to government Covid-secure guidelines.

Opening times will vary between shops, Next advises you check its website for your local one.

Protective screens have been installed at tills and staff can wear PPE

Protective screens have been installed at the tills and staff can wear PPE.

It has also installed multiple hand sanitisers for both customers and staff.

Next is currently running a sale online but it says items won’t be ‘on sale’ in shops.

Yesterday we gave you a first look at Primark before it reopens.

We’ve also shown you what JD Sports will look like with a new way of trying on shoes.