IKEA has responded to the claims that they are planning to reopen stores from May 18th.

It was reported this morning the Swedish furniture giant is planning to reopen its 18 UK locations, after other home-ware stores such as Homebase and B&Q reopen in some locations.

IKEA had temporarily suspended its Click and Collect service for online. 

However, IKEA are have quashed claims they will reopen. 

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An IKEA spokesperson told The Glasgow Times:  “We are looking forward to welcoming customers back to our stores and will only do so as the situation allows, in line with government guidance. 

"Until that guidance is received,  all our stores across the UK and Ireland remain closed. As a responsible company we are making extensive plans, and adopting even further enhanced safety measures, so that when we do reopen, our customers and co-workers feel safe and comfortable in our stores.

"The health and safety of our customers, co-workers and suppliers remains our highest priority.”