Is Ikea open this bank holiday weekend? Latest store opening updates

The latest news on Ikea UK store openings, Ikea online shopping and home delivery

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Ikea is not open this bank holiday weekend but stores in England and Northern Ireland will reopen on June 1.

When Ikea does reopen its stores it is asking that you either shop alone or with one other member of your household if you need special assistance or if you need to bring your children with you. As with other stores, there will be a queuing system outside to manage the number of people entering the stores and social distancing signage inside the stores.​ Payment will be cashless only.

Ikea restaurants will be closed but the bistros will be open for takeaways, and the Swedish Food Market will be open for make-at-home meatballs and other Swedish favourites. The crèche and other indoor and outdoor play areas will remain closed.

Ikea will also be introducing Click and collect in all of its stores shortly.

Ikea's new opening hours are: Mon-Sat: 10.00-20.00 , Sun: 11.00-17.00. Belfast opening hours are 12.00-18.00).

The following Ikea stores will be open from June 1:​

  • Belfast​
  • Birmingham​
  • Bristol​
  • Croydon​
  • Gateshead​
  • Exeter​
  • Greenwich​
  • Lakeside​
  • Leeds​
  • Manchester​
  • Milton Keynes​
  • Norwich Order & Collection Point​
  • Nottingham​
  • Reading​
  • Sheffield​
  • Southampton​
  • Tottenham​
  • Warrington​
  • Wembley​

Ikea will not to reopen its Coventry store, previously planned to close this summer.

In the meantime, the Ikea UK website is open for business offering contact-free doorstep deliveries, so if you want to make your home office a more productive space or you're after some outdoor furniture so you can enjoy your garden as the weather warms up, then head over to Ikea's website to get what you need.

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Once Ikea does reopen you can expect social distancing rules, sanitising stations, a limit on the number of people that can shop together and huge queues both to get into the car park and the stores. So for the first few days at least, placing an order at Ikea online is likely to be the best option.

Can I order from Ikea online?

Yes, you can and orders will be delivered to your doorstep contact-free. Ikea does point out that "due to high demand, we are currently experiencing longer delivery times than normal.  We’re very grateful to our customers for their patience in these extraordinary times."

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Can I collect orders from Ikea?

No, Ikea says it has suspended its Order and Collection service "as a precautionary measure". That means that you will need to place your order online and then wait for delivery.

Can I return orders to Ikea?

Not at the moment. Ikea says "Due to store and collection point closures (including return lockers), IKEA is currently unable to accept returns. CollectPlus returns and return collection from home have also been suspended.  "