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Eight rules Primark shoppers need to know as high street reopens

Written by on June 15, 2020

After three long months the high street has today (June 15) reopened under the next phase of the coronavirus lockdown.

‘Non-essential’ business are now allowed to reopen as part of the Government’s road-map to recovery from Covid-19.

And one of the country’s most popular stores, Primark, has set out a number of new rules to make sure transmission of the virus is kept to a low.

Doors have been open since 8am for shoppers to have their first browse of the aisles since lockdown started on March 23.

But things will be different than before lockdown, with a new raft of social distancing measures in place, reports BirminghamLive.

A total of eight key changes have been made to the company’s stores, with a number in Lancashire across Preston, Blackpool, Blackburn, Burnley, and Lancaster.

The changes are:

  • Extra security – This will be to help with a queuing system and to make sure people are following social distancing rules
  • Warning signs – There will be signs around the shops and on the floor to explain the new rules
  • Emptier aisles – The number of customers allowed in the store at any time will be limited. By having fewer people in the store, both shoppers and staff will be able to stay a safe distance away from each other.
  • Tills closed – Primark will only be reopening every other till space, meaning there is extra staff being staff working behind the counter and customers paying.
  • PPE – It will be available to every staff members who wants to wear it.
  • Sanitiser – There will be hand sanitiser stations at the front of every store, so customers can wash their hands as they arrive. The Government has also advised customers sanitise their hands before entering any store.
  • Screens – Perspex screens have been put in front of the tills.
  • More cleaners – All shops will be cleaned more often during the day, with particular focus on ‘touch points’ – including tills, escalators and lifts. They will also do extra cleaning of staff areas.

Primark’s CEO, Paul Marchant, said: “We have really missed our customers and we are delighted to be back on 15 June and able to provide them with the quality, affordable products they love from Primark.

“While it might take a little longer to get into store, once inside, customers will find all their favourite Primark products and plenty of choice as usual.

“We have worked hard to make sure that clear signage and extra help will be there to guide them through the changes we have made to allow for social distancing.”

Mr Marchant added: “We are also asking customers to respect the measures we have put in place to help ensure shopping at Primark is an enjoyable, safe experience for everyone.”