Quiz reopens website for orders after boosting coronavirus safety measures

Fashion chain Quiz has started selling clothes online again after boosting social distancing and safety measures for warehouse workers.

Shares in the firm lifted 5% as it said its website was now fully functional, offering standard delivery services, in a move that comes a day after fashion retailer Next reopened its online operations.

It added that it will staff the warehouse with workers who are “willing and able to return to work safely”.

But the group stressed it has “significantly” cut the number of employees working there at any given time to allow social distancing.

Quiz had initially kept its online operations open after shutting stores, but announced the temporary closure of its web service on March 27 following “feedback” from employees.

Quiz said: “The group has significantly reduced the number of employees working in the distribution centre at any given time to enable strict social distancing.

“A number of additional safety measures have also been implemented, including deep cleaning and the provision of personal protection equipment in order to keep its employees safe and protected.”

Next returned to selling clothes online on Tuesday after it also put extra safety measures in place.

But by 9am the website had closed again, saying it had already received all the orders it could process for the day, given the limited operations due to social distancing.

The retail giant closed its online operations in late March amid the coronavirus crisis, following criticism from staff who felt unsafe at work.

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