Cornish Charity Cornwall Hospice Care is delighted to be opening the doors to customers once more. It is a phased reopening starting with their popular shops in St Austell, St Blazey, Falmouth, Perranporth, Bude, Bodmin, Looe, Tintagel, Wadebridge and Camborne.
“We’re really pleased to be welcoming our customers back and it’s so important to the hospices that we can offer our retail services once again to support the specialist care they deliver”, says Paul Brinsley, Chief Executive of Cornwall Hospice Care. “The Retail Team have been working very hard behind the scenes, making all the necessary changes to get our first phase of shops ready to re-open to the public to keep our staff, volunteers and customers as safe as possible in this “new normal” environment.”
Frazer Hopkins, the charity’s Head of Retail explained how the shops have been made safe; “We’re very happy that we’ve put in place all the necessary PPE equipment – we’ve got screens at our till points, ways to monitor the number of customers in the shop at any one time, hand sanitiser for customers, we’ve got social distancing measures and obviously there’s masks and visors for our staff.” It does mean that we are doing this in a measured way, so not all our shops will be open yet – we’ll be updating our website regularly with all the latest information.
The stores are open for shopping only and are unable to accept donations. In June the charity opened it’s first Donation Stations at Truro, St Austell, Bodmin and Bude which will remain open as the primary sites for donors to bring their generous donations.