It’s time to get excited… Primark have announced dates for re-opening!
The fashion chain announced their plans to re-open stores in the UK following the green light from the government after their announcement regarding non-essential retail last week.
They plan to reopen all 153 of their stores in England on Monday June 15th.
The Primark owner Associated British Goods said in a statement:
“As European governments have begun to ease restrictions on clothing retailing we have been able to reopen stores.
“Safety has been our highest priority in our detailed preparations to welcome our customers and employees back to stores. We are following government safety advice in all markets.”
The retail giant is still waiting for further guidance surrounding stores in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, but is expecting to open them again around “late June”.
Some Primark stores are already trading overseas – including branches in Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Slovenia, France, the US, Portugal and Spain.
Primark advised that they will be using the experience and knowledge gleaned from this when it comes to opening UK stores:
“Importantly, we will apply the valuable experience gained from more than 100 stores which are already open as we open the remainder of our estate, including stores across the UK,” Primark said.
The statement went on to say that Primark stores will be following rigorous social distancing measures.
They said: “Social distancing protocols, hand sanitiser stations, perspex screens at tills and additional cleaning of high frequency touch points in the store are among the measures we are implementing.
“These measures are designed to safeguard the health and wellbeing of everyone in store and to instil confidence in the store environment. Feedback from customers and employees in those markets where the stores are open has been positive.”
We’re so excited to be able to get our Primark fix once again! Roll on June 15th…
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