Jack Quann
Jack Quann

14.26 24 Mar 2020


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Dublin-based jeweller Weir & Sons is closing its doors to the public for first time in 151 years, as a result of the coronavirus.

The company says both its physical stores on Grafton Street and in Dundrum Town Centre have moved to appointment only until further notice.

However customers can continue to shop online where "business is operating as usual."

In a statement, Weir & Sons says: "The decision was made with the safety of all staff and the well-being of customers in mind during the COVID-19 period.

"Operating now by an appointment-only service, enables Weir & Sons to reduce both in-store staff levels, and the number of customers in-store, ensuring social distancing.

"The health and well-being of all customers and staff is at the forefront of this decision."

The jeweller adds that it is taking COVID-19 "very seriously" with hygiene, product cleanliness and social distancing being implemented.

Gloves are also being worn by all staff when handling and wrapping products.

The business has reduced the number of order fulfilment staff to a minimum.

Director Chris Andrews says: "We want to continue to offer our customers service for the important moments in their lives at this time.

"Our team will very much be taking the lead and advice from the government and taking each day at a time. It was not a decision that we made lightly."

Meanwhile electrical retailer Currys PC World is also shutting its Irish outlets until further notice.

The company says while it continues to operate online, high demand may see longer delivery times than usual.

"Please bear with us, we’ll get your orders to you as quickly as possible", Currys PC World adds.

Several other multi-national firms have also closed their Irish outlets in recent days including McDonald's, Starbucks and Krispy Kreme.


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