Poundland opening hours: Poundland reopens – which Poundland shops are open?

A number of retailers temporarily closed their doors at the start of the coronavirus lockdown in March. High-street retailer Poundland has kept a number of its stores open for essential purposes during this time. However, Poundland made the decision to close down 100 of its stores temporarily.

The Poundland stores which have remained open have only been available for customers to purchase essential items like food and household products.

Poundland retail director Austin Cooke, Poundland said: “We’ve never been prouder of our role as a retailer at the heart of communities and high streets.

“While safety has to come first, we’re delighted to be able to begin reopening hibernating Poundland stores to fully serve those communities across the UK with the essentials they need.”

The store chain closed some shops where there are two branches close together, or where shopping centres would have struggled to stay open just for Poundland.


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Poundland has now reopened 36 of its stores which closed in late March.

The retailer said it is moving along its plan to reopen all stores, in a strategy known as Operation Sleeping Beauty.

The Government has recently announced the new COVID Alert System, giving an estimated timescale for when certain lockdown measures will start to be eased.

Depending on the data, on June 1 some non-essential retailers could begin to reopen as part of the Government’s plan to take the UK out of lockdown.

Which Poundland stores have reopened?

The Poundland stores which have now reopened are:

Ayr Central
Basildon Eastgate
Belfast Castlecourt
Bradford Westfield
Chatham Pentagon
Colchester St Johns
Cork Merchant Quay
Dublin Mary Street
Doncaster Wheatley retail park
Eastleigh Swan shopping centre
Enniskillen Erneside
Gateshead Metro Centre
Great Yarmouth Regent Road
Harrow St Anns Road
Kingston upon Thames
Lakeside Thurrock
Lowestoft Britten
Maidstone Chequers shopping centre
Milton Keynes Centre
Mansfield Four Seasons
Mullingar Fairgreen Centre
Newport Gwent Kingsway
Newry Buttercrane
Newry Quays
Northampton Gold Street
Norwich Castle Mall
Romford Brewery retail park
Southend Royals
Sunderland High Street
Waltham Abbey
Wembley High Road


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Other Poundland stores are expected to reopen in due course.

All Poundland stores will be operating on new social distancing measures, which includes staff at the doors to limit customer numbers.

Inside Poundland stores, there will also be floor markers and screens at checkouts.

All stores will also be operating with increased hygiene practices as a priority.

Poundland’s decision to reopen many of its stores follows the announcement many other retailers are starting to reopen.

Homeware stores B&Q and Wickes have started to reopen stores in-line with new social distancing guidelines.

Food outlets such as KFC and McDonalds have also started reopening sites across the UK, with many more due to open in the coming weeks.

However even though some lockdown measures have begun to be eased, the lockdown is expected to remain in place for some time.

What are Poundland’s opening hours?

Poundland’s across the UK operate on different opening hours.

So if you are planning on visiting your local store, you should check before you head out whether your local store is open.

You can check via the Poundland Store Finder on their website HERE.

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