Shoppers break rules in an attempt to buy DIY items

Shoppers break rules in an attempt to buy DIY items

Published by Maria Greenwood at 12:32pm 27th March 2020. (Updated at 10:25am 30th March 2020)

B&Q in Weymouth have seen shoppers turning up at their doors, trying to buy paint and compost.

Since the government's announcement on Monday, all shops selling non-essential items have closed.

Wessex FM has been told that people are going to B&Q in Jubilee  Retail Park in Weymouth, ignoring government advice on social distancing.

They have been asking for non-essential items like paint and compost.

As of the 26th March B&Q will only be open for home repairs and maintenance essentials.

The shop wants to stay open to the public to ensure that their homes are in working order, but want to make it safe for their staff and customers, so therefore have made some changes: 

  • Diy.com will be our primary store, giving customers access to a range of essential products
  • The range will be limited for our Click & Collect service to ensure we do everything we can to limit unnecessary purchases and ensure our customers and colleagues are protected from needless contact.
  • Customers can now use our contact-free Click+Collect service from their local store, allowing items to be picked up from an allocated parking zone where product will be brought to you or your car.
  • We are working on our home delivery service to enable us to provide a fuller product range
  • Stores will remain closed to customers for browsing and purchasing

They are also urging customers to follow the government's social distancing guidelines when approaching any B&Q shop.