GAME has announced that it will be re-opening all of its stores across England and Northern Ireland from Monday 15th June, the day government restrictions get lifted to allow for non-essential shops to open. Stores in Scotland and Wales have been prepared to be ready to open but will remain closed until lockdown restrictions are lifted in those countries. The stores will be opened to allow for social distancing so it is likely there will be reduced staff and highly limited numbers of people allowed in stores at the same time. GAME is also urging people to use its click and collect service to reduce the number of people in stores.
The full statement from GAME can be found below:
Today GAME confirmed that all stores across England and Northern Ireland will open from Monday 15th June in line with the latest Government guidance. All stores in Wales and Scotland are ready to re-open but will remain closed until current guidelines are lifted. Customers can check if their nearest store is open here. GAME are encouraging customers to us their Click and Collect service as customers in store will be limited. Whilst GAME stores are opening, the Belong Arenas will remain closed for the time being and will look to re-open when Government Guidelines permit.
GAME has continued to trade online through the pandemic like many companies that have been able to do so, but stores have remained closed since lockdown was introduced on March 23rd, meaning shops have been shut for almost 3 months. With most non-essential stores opening back up on Monday across England and Northern Ireland we may see people go to the shops and shopping centres, but people will need to follow guidelines to keep the rate of COVID-19 infections down. One of the new rules coming in on Monday will be the requirement that everyone travelling on public transport will have to wear a face mask.
Source: Press Release