Customer Service / COVID-19 Status

  • Status Update: 05/03/2021 at 09:30
  • amberScan Status:

Latest Update

05/03/2021 - Currently we are operating on AMBER status. As per the government announcement on 4th January 2021 our retail store will remain closed. Our website and contactless QCollect services will remain open as normal and we will continue to provide regular updates on our status via this page. We recommend that customers order online for delivery via our contactless DPD service wherever possible.

Contactless Qcollect is still available for ‘essential’ orders but we cannot guarantee same day collection. Please only travel to Scan for collection once you have received the email to say that your order is ready. The next Government announcement is expected on 22nd February. We will share an update following this with any changes.

Our Customer service phone lines and live chat are still extremely busy so we ask that customers wait a reasonable amount of time before contacting us about a shipping delay. The most up to date information for your order can be found via the status update emails that are sent for each stage of the order process. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused should your order be delayed and hope you understand given the current situation.


We appreciate your support
The team at Scan just wanted to extend our THANKS for your support over the COVID period, so we have made a short video for you to say it with words.

The safety and welfare of our teammates has slowed down our processes and consequently resulted into delays. However we remain fully operational. We have two full time healthcare workers ensuring we are following best practice guidelines to mitigate against Covid-19 whilst monitoring government guidelines daily.
All teammates have a transparent workplace policy. It is voluntary for them to work at a rate that they feel is fair.

Extended Logistics shifts
Now in operation to help ease the order processing.

Call centre hours
At the moment it is extremely busy so wait times are much longer than usual. We recommend visiting our help centre where you can complete most queries like cancelling an order, requesting an RMA or a return, or tracking your parcel. You can access the help centre HERE

Scan Store
The Scan retail store is currently closed as the Bolton area has entered Tier 4 restrictions. This will be reviewed according with the current government guidelines. For technical Support or returns customers need to contact us either online or over the phone. Information on how to do this can be found below.

Q collect
Contactless collection from our Store in Bolton has now re-opened. This is only for the collection of goods where we can maintain a contactless service. Customers should not travel to the Scan store until they have received the email stating that their order is ready. We cannot guarantee a same day or next day collection on Qcollect orders.

Technical fault
If you find you have a technical fault with a product you have purchased or need technical advice, please contact our Returns team directly on 01204 474747 or log a query HERE and we will be able to assist. Please DO NOT take your item to our Bolton store as it is closed.

Ship to Shop service
DPD, our parcel-shipping partner, is now offering the Ship to Shop service, where parcels are delivered to local shops instead of the customer's home address.

Non UK shipments
We are still working with couriers to complete our integration for NON UK shipping services. Unfortunately, this is taking longer than originally expected but we are hopeful that we can resume shipments in the coming weeks and will provide further updates as progress is made. We thank you for your continued patience.

We are facing challenging times along with chaos, anxiety and uncertainty effecting everyone. Daily life feels like a Sci Fi plot, but in reality there are many things we are doing to mitigate the effects of COVID 19.

In a word we are being Agile in a crazy scenario.

Key Focus areas :-


Teammates and customers are our priority.

We have adjusted our processes and working patterns to minimise the spread of COVID 19 and balancing the service levels offered to customers.

We are prioritising safe working and support and reviewing this several times a day.

Scan has a company wide Wellness programme that is uncommon, but so essential in such times to keep moral high.

Advice is available to all teammates from healthy living, exercise and diet to providing a full range of psychological services to assist through this uncertainty and its effects on family and friends.


We will work to best practice guidelines and be transparent on our operations via a traffic light status put on the web page showing the latest updates on how COVID-19 is affecting Scan's ability to operate.

Supply Chain

All of Scan's core supply partners are committed to help mitigate the supply chain disruptions. We will have daily updates on supply and try our best to ensure stock outs are kept to a bare minimum.


Getting the above areas right, we will do all we can to keep our service standards as high as possible to our loyal customers.

We appreciate your custom, loyalty, support and patience.
A massive thank you,

Team Scan


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