The exceptionally popular Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop will be reopening July 2. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop reopening July 2

Customers need to be aware of many stipulations in place

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.

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