Staying Safe This Winter

At Watkinsons we have introduced many measures to ensure that your safety is our priority. We have taken the following steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at our York store.

Children’s Appointments

Following our successful children’s shoe fitting service we introduced in the summer. We will be continuing to offer children’s appointments. Our appointments will ensure that a dedicated member of staff can find the best shoes to suit your children’s requirements. We have a separate children’s section at the far end of our store and have screens in place so that there is a limited contact during the appointment. We still have a vast range of childrens shoes to choose from.

The bad news is that Dobbin is not-covid friendly, he is currently isolating and will be out of isolation when COVID ends!

Dobbin- Our in-store rocking horse


We ensure that our sofas and surfaces are regularly cleaned with antibacterial sprays and wipes. In the store you will also be able to try on shoes! Once you have tried a pair of shoes on, they are sprayed and left to air for the next 24 hours prior to anyone else being able to try on the shoes. We will provide you with pairs of disposable pop socks if

Our staff members will be wearing a mask or a visor at all times and we ask that you sanitise upon entry and wear a mask to enter Watkinsons. These cleaning measures have been put in place to keep you and us as safe as possible during these unprecedented times. 

If you wish to find out more information with regards to our appointment systems or cleaning measures do call us on  or alternatively book your own appointment via our online booking system! Our bespoke appointments are available during all opening hours and are subject to change if our opening hours differ.

We look forward to providing you with a unique and unparalleled Watkinsons In store experience.. Our Winter collections await you! 

Written by Alice Preece

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