Paddy Power has announced it will reopen all betting shops in England, plus 150 Irish properties from Monday, June 15 – ‘just in time for Royal Ascot’ (June 16-20).
The bookmaker confirmed that their betting shops in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland remain closed until regional governments inform them further.
Helping its retail workers work in extraordinary conditions, Paddy Power has unveiled a latest ‘Do Your Brit’ in-store campaign to remind consumers of the health and safety protocols to be followed.
Paddy Power details that it will at any given time limit the number of customers in betting shops, with all shops providing 2-meter floor markings to ensure social distance between employers.
Retail workers must recommend that all customers use usable hand sanitisers when entering the stores, using contactless payments as the preferred payment method.
Additionally, customers will be asked to take bet-slip pens with them once their wager has been placed.
In response to pandemic circumstances, Paddy Power reminded its retail customers that they can cash out previous winning in-store bet-slips to their online accounts by submitting their bet-slip and additional player details to [email protected]
In it’s reopening statement it said: “As our shops reopen, our number one priority is keeping our customers and team members safe. So, all our shops will follow the latest government guidelines on social distancing.
“This news is the latest ray of light in these dark times after horse racing returned in the UK and Ireland earlier this month. The Premier League is expected to start next week and you can get involved with the action in all stores in England and 150 across Ireland.”