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Our latest updates

Keeping you in the know

Updated: 22/01/2021

Latest update

Latest update

Following guidelines, we have made changes across our stores for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

To avoid any non-essential journeys, we’ve extended our returns policy – any purchases made from 18 October 2020 can be returned up to 30 days from the re-opening of non-essential retail in your area, in-line with our returns guarantee.

Please read below for the latest updates for stores in your area, returning items and our Click & Collect service. You can also continue to order online for doorstep delivery.

If you are an Argos Card customer, please click here for the latest COVID19 updates.

You can read the latest letter from our CEO Simon Roberts here.

We are working hard to ensure we are offering the best service possible during this time, and we thank you for helping us keep our customers and colleagues safe.

Changes to our stores...

Please note, for the safety of our customers and colleagues, we are limiting the number of customers in our stores and you may need to queue before entering. We're busiest between 3-5pm but less so at the start and end of the day. You will also need to wear a face covering and follow the social distancing recommendations.

In England.

In England

From Tuesday 5 January, following government guidelines, our Argos stores and Argos stores within a Sainsbury’s supermarket, will operate as follows:

  • Open for the collection of pre-paid online orders only.
  • Collections from stand alone stores and selected Argos stores within a Sainsbury's Supermarket listed here, will be passed to you outside at the door.
  • You will not be able to purchase any items in these stores during this time.
  • Returns can be taken to an Argos store within a Sainsbury’s supermarket, with the exception of stores listed here, whilst picking up essential shopping.
  • Our home delivery, installation and recycling services are still available.
In Wales.

In Wales

From Sunday 20 December, Argos stores and Argos stores within a Sainsbury's supermarket will be operating as follows:

  • Open for the collection of pre-paid online orders only
  • Collections from stand alone Argos stores will be given to you outside the door
  • You will not be able to purchase items in any store
  • Items can only be returned to an Argos store within a Sainsbury's supermarket
  • Our delivery, installation and recycling services are still available.
In Scotland.

In Scotland

From Tuesday 5 January, Argos stores and Argos stores within a Sainsbury’s supermarket will be operating as follows:

  • Open for the collection of pre-paid online orders only.
  • Collections of orders at Argos stand alone stores in mainland Scotland, will be given to you outside the door.
  • Our Stornoway (Outer Hebrides) store is still open as usual.
  • You will not be able to purchase items in any store.
  • Items can only be returned to Argos stores within a Sainsbury's supermarket.
  • Our home delivery, installation and recycling services are still available.
In Northern Ireland.

In Northern Ireland

From Saturday 26 December, Argos stores will close and Argos stores within a Sainsbury’s supermarket, excluding Sainsbury’s Argos - Forestside, will be operating as follows:

  • Open for the collection of pre-paid online orders only
  • You will not be able to purchase items in any store
  • Items can be returned to Argos stores within a Sainsbury's supermarket
  • Our home delivery, installation and recycling services are still available.

Store and services updates....

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Whilst in-store

To keep your visit as safe and short as possible, here's what you'll need to do:

- Pay for your order online

- Choose home delivery where you can

- Or collect whilst picking up essential shopping

- Follow social distancing guidelines

- Remember your facemask

- Use hand sanitiser as you enter

We are also limiting the number of customers in our stores, so you may need to queue before entering.

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Paying in-store

Following guidelines, we have made some changes to how you can pay in-store:

In England - from Tuesday 5 January, all Argos stores and Argos stores inside a Sainsbury's supermarket are open for the collection of pre-paid online orders only. 
In Wales - from the 20 December, you will not be able to purchase items within any Argos store.
In Scotland -  from Tuesday 5 January you will not be able to purchase items within any Argos store, apart from our Stornoway store.
In Northern Ireland - from Saturday 26 December 2020 you will not be able to purchase items within any Argos store.

To find your nearest store, you can use our store locator.

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Click & Collect update

To make collecting your order as easy as possible, we've made a few changes:

In England - from Tuesday 5 January, all Argos stores and Argos stores inside a Sainsbury's supermarket are open for the collection of pre-paid online orders only. 
In Wales - from Sunday 20 December, you can collect pre-paid online orders from Argos stores within a Sainsbury's supermarket or outside an Argos store only.
In Scotland - from Tuesday 5 January, you can collect pre-paid online orders from any Argos store within a Sainsbury's supermarket. Collections of orders at Argos stand alone stores in mainland Scotland, will be given to you outside the door. At our Stornoway store, you can collect orders from inside.   
In Northern Ireland - from Saturday 26 December, you can only collect orders from Argos stores within a Sainsbury's supermarket. 

To avoid unessential journeys, we’ll hold your order up to 7 days, so you can collect your order whilst doing your essential shopping.

Click here to read our delivery and collection guide, or see our FAQs.

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Returns update

If you do need to return an item, we recommend doing so whilst picking up your essential food shop. Here's what you need to know:

In England - from Tuesday 5 January, items can only be returned to Argos stores within Sainsbury's supermarkets, with the exception of stores listed here.

In Wales - from Sunday 20 December, items can only be returned to an Argos store within a Sainsbury's supermarket whilst picking up essential shopping.

In Scotland - from Tuesday 5 January, items can be returned to an Argos store within a Sainsbury's supermarket, or our Stornoway store, whilst picking up essential shopping.

In Northern Ireland - from Saturday 26 December, items can only be returned to an Argos store within a Sainsbury's supermarket whilst picking up essential shopping, with the exception of our Sainsbury's Argos - Forestside store.

To avoid any non-essential journeys, we’ve extended our returns policy – any purchases made from 18 October 2020 can be returned up to 30 days from the re-opening of non-essential retail in your area, in-line with our returns guarantee.

We're currently unable to accept returns of large items to any store but you can arrange a collection with our Live Chat team.

For more information on Argos or Tu clothing returns, please see here.

For any queries regarding service impacts, please see our FAQs.
 

Home delivery update.

Home delivery update

Delivery of larger items is now available, allowing us to deliver to your room of choice where it’s safe to do so. Our friendly drivers will contact you on the day to discuss delivering your order. If you are self-isolating, please make us aware so we can rearrange your delivery date.

For smaller items available with same day Fast Track delivery, choose from a choice of time slots.

See our FAQs for more details.

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Installation & recycling update

You can still book our installation and recycling service on washing machines, washer dryers, dishwashers and freestanding cookers. We can also take away and recycle your old mattress when we deliver your new one.

We have temporarily removed our installation and recycling services for our other home appliances, but are working to have these back up and running in the coming weeks.

Check our FAQs for more details. 

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How to shop at Argos

Not sure where to start? No worries. Visit our helpful guide where we show you how easy it is to shop with Argos – from setting up an account and purchasing items, to important information on applying for an Argos card and how to earn Nectar points.

Make the most of being at home

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For ideas and inspiration...

…like tips for working from home, creating an at-home gym or getting crafty with the kids, visit our guide to spending time at home.