IKEA announces it will reopen in Ireland on Monday
IKEA stores reopened in the UK this week to massive queues.
IKEA announced on Friday that it will reopen its store in Ballymun and its Order and Collection Point in Carrickmines from Monday, 8 June.
The store said it will be taking a number of measures to ensure the health and safety of both their workers and customers.
The measures include a limit on the number of people allowed to enter their store at any one time, and a limit of two people per customer group.
IKEA also said social distancing wardens will be in place to help people navigate the new one-way system in place and to ensure that social distancing measures are followed.
Customers are asked to come with their shopping lists made and their own bags while customers wishing to return items are asked to do so at a later date.
Additional hand sanitising facilities will be available and payments will be taken through card and contactless payments only.
Large crowds are expected after massive queues were reported in Belfast this week when the retailer opened their store for the first time since the lockdown began.
Most non-essential retailers have been closed since March under government measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Martyn Allan, Market Manager, Dublin, said: “We’re looking forward to warmly welcoming customers and co-workers back into our stores in the Republic of Ireland from 8 June.
“Their health and safety remains our top priority, and that’s why we’ve put in place extensive measures to ensure the safety and comfort of customers and co-workers.
“While the experience might be a little different to before – it’s the same IKEA."