The Entertainer has extended their Autism Friendly Quiet Hour to run every morning, making stores even more accessible to those who prefer a calmer retail experience.
With the national lockdown having lifted, the UK high street is starting to thrive once again. Whilst it’s exciting for many that our favourite shops are now back open, others find the increased number of people, lights and sounds overwhelming and stressful. The Entertainer has extended its much-loved Quiet Hour to run every day in every one of its 171 stores across the country.
The initiative aims to create a calmer shopping environment for autistic people and for any shoppers who find the hustle and bustle of shopping an uncomfortable experience. After previously running on Saturdays and during the school holidays, Quiet Hour will now be operating every morning for the first hour of opening.
The Entertainer has also been awarded an Autism Friendly Award by the National Autistic Society for its commitment to supporting its autistic customers and their families, including providing additional staff training to help store teams to support customers who may be overwhelmed by shopping in busy stores.
To find out more about the National Autistic Society’s please visit: www.autism.org.uk