Covid-19: L’Occitane shuts stores, assures retail staff will be paid

The French brand has also pledged to donate hand creams to medical workers across the UK and Ireland to help during the coronavirus outbreak

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread across the world, L’Occitane is the latest beauty brand to temporarily shut its stores across the UK and Ireland.

The closure is expected to last for three weeks from tomorrow until 10 April and will be reviewed on a daily basis.

However, the company has not guaranteed its stores will reopen on the date mentioned.

L’Occitane has assured all its sales assistants salaries will be ‘paid in full' during the closure.

Parent company L'Occitane Group confirmed that the decision will also affect subsidiary brand Duolab.

Meanwhile, in order to protect warehouse staff, L’Occitane has been operating at a reduced capacity and in shifts to keep up with orders.

L’Occitane has also donated hand creams to NHS workers in the UK and HSE staff in Ireland.

The luxury French brand said all its products will still be available to purchase online.

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