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Halfords is to reopen many of its stores later this week in line with government guidance stating that bicycle shops and garages are exempt from requirements for non-essential retail businesses to close during the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, a petition has been launched calling on the company, which today outlined social distancing rules that will apply at its stores, urging the retailer not to resume trading to protect the health of employees. The motoring and cycling-focused retailer currently trades from more than 450 Halfords stores, 300 Halfords Autocentres providing repair and maintenance services, plus 22 Cycle Republic stores (the chain is set to be closed down) and three standalone Tredz stores, and also trades online. With bicycle shops and garages among the types of retail businesses that are allowed to continue to trade following the tighter restrictions introduced by the government on Monday evening, Halfords has set out how the […]

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