Home furnishing retailer IKEA Canada has reopened its Winnipeg store location for customers after temporarily closing it due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The retailer will operate with a reduced in-store capacity of 250 visitors in compliance with the new regulations from the province of Manitoba.

Meanwhile, IKEA Restaurant and Bistro will remain closed.

IKEA Winnipeg market manager Jennifer Allen said: “Our top priority continues to be the health and safety of our co-workers, customers and communities.

“As we re-open IKEA Winnipeg, our in-store capacity will be very limited. We encourage all customers who are able to do so, to continue shopping with us online at IKEA.ca through our Curbside Click & Collect service or contactless home delivery.

“We believe that health and safety is our shared responsibility and we thank our customers for doing their part.”

IKEA urged customers to follow all safety precautions including making face masks mandatory.

Additionally, the retailer is encouraging customers to shop online or plan shopping during non-peak time, specific purchase beforehand, check stock availability and avail options for contactless Curbside Click & Collect pick-up or home delivery.

Since mid-November, IKEA Winnipeg banned cash and carry operations.

In November, IKEA Canada enhanced shopping experience for its customers by introducing restaurant takeout where customers can place their takeout orders after checkouts at a special IKEA Kiosk located in the Bistro.

Meanwhile, IKEA continues to keep other locations in Ontario and Quebec closed for customers.