The Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop is reopening Thursday, July 2, with many stipulations in order to meet the provincial COVID-19 restrictions.
Details will be posted in the window of the Thrift Shop and also on the Auxiliary’s Facebook page and website.
Some of the reopening protocols include: anyone who has recently been ill or travelled outside the country will not be allowed in the store; there’s a new entrance to the store on Oak Street; a limited number of customers can be in the store at any one time and must be two metres apart; only one member per family is preferred; customers must use hand sanitizer upon entering the store; face masks are recommended; children must be contained or controlled by an adult at all times while in the store; no shopping bags or backpacks will be allowed; no fitting rooms can be used; no returns; and debit (tap) is recommended, but cash will still be accepted.
New procedures must also be followed for dropping off donations in accordance with government regulations.
These measures include: not bringing items for donation if you have been recently ill or travelled outside the country; the drop-off times for donations are now 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with the shorter time frame allowing donations to be safely processed by volunteers; there will be a designated drop-off parking area on Maple Street in front of the receiving gate; donations will be received at a table just inside the gate, where they will be checked, dated and then placed in a storage bin for 72 hours to ensure they are safely disinfected prior to sorting, pricing and placement in the retail area; and donations may need to be limited based on space.
There will be a sign placed outside the gate if donations cannot be accepted.
Detailed information can be viewed at www.chemainushealthcareauxiliary.com.