The IKEA store in Ashton has announced it will temporarily close its store to customers.
The Wellington Road store will close from 6pm on Friday (March 20) as a precautionary measure against the ongoing risk of the coronavirus pandemic.
Peter Jelkeby, Country Retail Manager and Chief Sustainability Officer, said: "These are extraordinary times, and our absolute priority is to ensure the health and safety of our customers and co-workers. We have listened carefully to them, to the advice of the UK and Ireland governments, and have been closely monitoring the situation as this evolves.
"You will continue to be able to browse and purchase our range online or through the app, and have our products delivered directly to you. You will also be able to request a contact-free delivery if you prefer. For people with pre-booked kitchen planning appointments, we will be in touch to discuss virtual or remote planning options.
"Co-workers are at the heart of the IKEA business and we are committed to supporting them in the best possible way during this complex and fast-evolving situation. We would like to thank our co-workers and partners for their dedication and hard work through these unprecedented times.
"This is the right decision for us to take at this point. We look forward to welcoming our customers back to our stores in the future."
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