CHARITY shops are among those welcoming customers back through their doors as lockdown eases in Herefordshire.

Cats Protection’s charity shops in Herefordshire have reopened their doors to customers after the easing of retail lockdown restrictions.

Staff and volunteers have been busy preparing to welcome back customers, and measures are once again in place to ensure the safety of everyone in stores, including limits on the numbers of customers, hand sanitising stations and rigorous cleaning.

Cats Protection shops can be found locally in Hereford and Leominster.


The shops are ready and waiting to take in donations of good quality second-hand clothing, accessories, books and bric-a-brac. With so many people using lockdown as a time to have a clear-out it is expected there will be a considerable amount of donations to sort through over the coming weeks; which also means there will be lots of new stock for customers to browse.

Opening hours are 9-5 Monday to Saturday, and shorter hours on Sundays (please check with your local shop).

Area retail manager Sarah Jordan said: “We can’t wait to welcome back customers after such a long time but the safety of our staff, volunteers and customers is our highest priority and previously introduced safety measures continue to be observed to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

“It is great to know that we are once again able to support the work of our network of volunteers helping cats and kittens in need.”