Halfords Autocentre has re-opened its Croydon garage with new measures to protect customers and colleagues put in place.

The garage located on Sumner Road has introduced a zero-contact policy and has ramped up protection with new PPE.

The reopening comes after the Government recently introduced a temporary MOT exemption but warned that vehicles must still be kept in a roadworthy condition.

The centre has introduced several new measures such as:

  • Only allowing one customer per time to enter the reception area
  • Clear two-metre social distancing measures
  • Leaving keys on the reception desk to be picked up by a colleague
  • Only accepting card payments
  • Allowing at least five minutes of ventilation before moving cars into the service area
  • Using a plastic wrap on steering wheels and gear levers on every repair and service job.
  • In some instances, prioritising work on emergency vehicles

MD of Halfords Autocentres, Andy Randall, said: “I am proud of our colleagues in Croydon and how they are supporting us in our commitment to playing our part in keeping the UK moving for their essential journeys.

“However, we will only continue to play our role if we can ensure the health and safety of our colleagues and customers, and compliance with government policy.

“That’s why we have re-shaped how our Autocentre in Croydon operates, and we look forward to welcoming customers.”

Customers can book online on Halfords.com/mot/ or call at 0208681 0795.