SHARES in Quiz, the Glasgow-based fashion chain, rose five per cent as it announced it has started selling clothes online again.

The company said it had boosted social distancing and safety measures for warehouse workers.

Shares in the firm lifted to 5.45p as it said its website was now fully functional, offering standard delivery services, in a move that comes a day after fashion retailer Next reopened its online operations.

It added that it will staff the warehouse with workers who are “willing and able to return to work safely”.

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The group stressed it has “significantly” cut the number of employees working at the Bellshill warehouse at any given time to allow social distancing.

Quiz had initially kept its online operations open after shutting stores, but announced the temporary closure of its web service on March 27 following feedback from employees.

Quiz said: “The group has significantly reduced the number of employees working in the distribution centre at any given time to enable strict social distancing.

“A number of additional safety measures have also been implemented, including deep cleaning and the provision of personal protection equipment in order to keep its employees safe and protected.”

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Quiz has 73 stores and 174 concessions in the UK, with 1,500 workers in the UK and Ireland.

Next returned to selling clothes online on Tuesday after it also put extra safety measures in place.

By 9am the website had closed again, saying it had already received all the orders it could process for the day, given the limited operations due to social distancing.

The retail giant closed its online operations in late March amid the coronavirus crisis, following criticism from staff who felt unsafe at work.

Next said it “implemented very extensive additional safety measures” to reopen its online operation “in a very limited way”.

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