OXFAM volunteer Mark Lenderyou has used his practical skills to enable the charity’s Knutsford bookshop to quarantine donated items.

The shop has reopened following a 12-week closure because of the coronavirus pandemic, and like other shops in the town has introduced a number of changes to protect volunteers and customers.

“We have a hygiene station on entry for people to hand sanitise, two-metre social distancing in place, no more than five customers in the shop at any one time and ask for contactless payment if possible,” said bookshop manager Tim Olsen.

“We also have to quarantine all donations for 72 hours, so, Mark Lenderyou, one of our fabulous volunteers, has adapted a storage area for us.

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“Unfortunately space is limited, so we now have to ask donors to telephone us for an appointment.

“But overall we are back in business, and the people of Knutsford are being as supportive as ever.

“We have just recently reopened, and already have had the most fabulous selection of railway books from a serious collector, as well as current paperback fiction which people have been reading in lockdown.”

The shop on Princess Street is open from Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.

It can only accept books, music and homeware items at present. Please call 01565 650741 for an appointment if you have items to donate.