PRIMARK shoppers will be eager to know when stores will reopen following coronavirus lockdown.
The fashion retailer’s stores have been shut since January 4, when the third lockdown replaced the Tier system.
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Primark stores will soon be able to welcome back shoppers againCredit: Reuters
But in good news for shoppers, Primark will soon be reopening its doors – as long as it’s safe to do so.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled his roadmap for lifting lockdown this week and getting the country back to normal.
When will Primark reopen?
It’ll then reopen its 20 shops in Scotland on April 26, its owner ABF revealed in a trading statement today.
However, Primark is yet to announce any reopening plans for its stores in Wales and Northern Ireland.
Primark also hasn’t said if shops will operate under reduced opening times.
When the high street favourite opened its doors again after the last lockdown lifted in December, some Primark stores were open for 24 hours.
To find your nearest Primark store in England you can use its locator tool.
Will shopping at Primark be different when stores reopen?
This includes making sure people can keep a safe distance from one another, and staggering shift times.
In other words, shoppers should expect a number of changes when Primark stores reopen.
This previously included every other till being closed, perspex screens at checkouts and restrictions on customer numbers – which meant you had to queue to get inside.
Primark stores also had marshals on doors to monitor customer numbers and there were extra cleaning regimes in place.
The Sun has rounded up all the changes here.
We’ve asked Primark whether it’s planning to introduce any extra measures this time around, and we’ll update this article once we hear back.
Will there be a Primark sale?
Fashion fans were previously disappointed as Primark didn’t launch a sale when stores reopened in June.
This was despite Primark building up almost £2billion-worth of unsold stock during previous lockdowns, due to not selling clothes online.
The Sun has asked Primark whether the same policy applies this time around, and we’ll update this article once we hear back.
The retailer has previously warned how its monthly sales have plummeted from £650million a month to nothing.
We explain when high street shops including Argos, H&M and Dunelm will reopen after lockdown.
Last time non-essential retailers opened up was after the second lockdown last year.
Stores reopened on December 2, 2020 and many had extended opening hours to make up for lost shopping time and ensure covid safety.