Perthshire Advertiser



Perth’s Oxfam charity shop is set to reopen tomorrow, Wednesday, July 15.

Approval from the Scottish Government has been given for non-essential shops to begin reopening during the second phase of lockdown measures being lifted.

Perth Oxfam’s store manager Grant Nolan said that protecting staff, volunteers, and customers from COVID-19 remains the priority, with his team on South Street taking measures to create a safe environmen­t in store.

The charity book shop’s strict protocol includes social distancing, readily available hand sanitiser, masks and gloves for staff, screens at tills, plus regular and frequent cleaning. Donated items will be isolated for 48 hours before they are sorted and contactles­s payment will be encouraged.

Grant said:“People in Perth have always been extremely generous in supporting Oxfam whether through volunteeri­ng, donating or shopping and we hope that support continues as the vital funds raised by our shops are needed now more than ever.

“Every pound spent in our Perth shop will help fight poverty and protect some of the world’s poorest communitie­s from coronaviru­s.

“Oxfam is appealing for volunteers to help in the Perth shop this summer. We’ve all got the power to help change the world and everyone who volunteers in our shops is doing their bit, in their own way, to help create a fairer future for everyone.”

The charity asks people with items to donate to the Perth store to call 01738 446790 before dropping off items and asks that donations are not left outside when the shop is closed.

 ??  ?? Safety first Grant Nolan, manager of the Oxfam shop on South Street
Safety first Grant Nolan, manager of the Oxfam shop on South Street

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