ASOS confirms it won’t be delivering orders on the day of Queen’s funeral
Orders will be rescheduled
Fashion retailer ASOS has announced it won’t be delivering customer orders next Monday 19th September, the day of The Queen’s funeral as a mark of respect.
A spokesperson for the site said the majority of their staff would not be working and their delivery partners would not be delivering customer orders.
They said: “To confirm, ASOS will operate its usual bank holiday plan on the day of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.
“The majority of ASOS staff will not be working and our carrier partners will not be delivering – customer delivery schedules will be updated accordingly.”
They have clarified if customers have a nominated day of delivering scheduled for Monday they will be offered a refund.
ASOS follows in the steps of many other retailers who have shut or limited their opening times for the day of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral next Monday, which has been declared a bank holiday.
Whilst the day of the funeral was declared a bank holiday earlier this week, the government clarified it was up to the individual business to decide whether they will close for the day.
They said: “Some businesses may wish to consider closing or postponing events, especially on the day of the state funeral, however, this is at the discretion of individual businesses.”
Lidl, Sainsbury’s, Aldi, Waitrose, Ikea and Primark are amongst the stores who have announced they will be closed next Monday.
And it’s not just clothes parcels which won’t be able to be delivered. A number of chain restaurants, including McDonald’s, and Domino’s will be shutting for a portion of the day, in order for their customers to be able to pay their respects to her Majesty the Queen following her death on 8th September.
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