Fife baker re-opens stores after lockdown

Bayne's Baker is returning to trade after lockdownBayne's Baker is returning to trade after lockdown
Bayne's Baker is returning to trade after lockdown
42 branches back in operation with extra measures in place

Fife based family baker, Bayne's, has emerged from lockdown to re-open 42 shops across the Kingdom and Edinburgh.

They will have fewer staff and a limited range of of goods, and extra safety measures will be in place. A delivery service will also be offered to people ion isolation.

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The return to business follows a seven-week lockdown. All stores closed as an initial response to the pandemic..

The company has stores across Fife including High Street,m Kirkcaldy; Glenrothes and Lochgelly.

John Bayne, joint managing director said "We are continuing to implement changes to our format as the safety and well being of our staff and customers remains the highest priority.

"We are delighted to have been able to safely re-open in 42 locations and, when our other shops can, we will continue to open them with extra safety measures in place."

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These include fewer staff in-store to enable social distancing and because the range of goods is being limited. Most will also be packaged at the bakery.

Perspex screens have been added to the tills, and customers can only pay by card or, preferrably, contactless.

The number of people allowed inside will also be limited.

Mr Bayne added: "I would like to thank all our staff for their hard work and support over the past few challenging weeks. Please respect the systems we have put in place to keep other customers and our staff safe by social distancing."

The baker has also made available a home delivery service in the KY12, KY11 KY7, KY6, KY5, KY4, KY2 & KY1 areas.

Orders placed Monday to Thursday will be delivered in two working days. Where an order is received over a weekend Friday – Sunday delivery will be Tuesday.