Our Covid – 19 Policy

It’s important to us that you enjoy your experience here at Bear Necessities and with that said we have implemented a number of additional hygiene measures to give you confidence when shopping with us and ensure your safety.
We’ve reduced our opening hours to enable deep cleaning to take place daily. The shop will now open at 10am until 5pm (Monday – Saturday).
Both the Boutique and Special Occasion areas of the shop will be open for business, please read on to understand some of the specific measures we will be implementing to make sure we are adhering to the highest hygiene standards.


Downstairs, our Boutique, will be open to all so you are welcome to just drop-in when you are passing by.  We will permit a maximum of 6 customers into the Boutique at any one time. Hand gel and face masks will all be available for customer use. All clothes will be steamed and hung away for some time before returning to the shop floor.


Choosing special occasion wear should be just as the name suggests, special. So with that said, upstairs in our special occasion department, we shall look to move toward an appointment system and therefore provide a dedicated member of the team to assist you whilst shopping.

Appointments will be available at 10am, 11.30am, 2pm and 3.30pm each day and will be up to 1.5 hours in length. We ask that only 3 people per party come to each appointment to reduce the number of people in the shop at any one time.

Each client will have a separate area of the shop and be supplied with hand gel and a face mask. There will also be an opportunity to wash your hands of you wish and bottled water supplied as a refreshment. All clothes will be steamed and hung away for some time before returning to the shop floor. We ask that you being your own shoes to try on with special occasion outfits to your appointment.

Appointments can be made by contacting us here or calling us on 01764 664559