Primark is set to extend its opening hours across almost every store next week as stores re-open on April 12.
The retail giant will open its doors for an extra two hours per day on average, typically one hour earlier and later, so shoppers can get their hands on the latest summer collection.
But customers are advised to check for their local store opening hours which will be announced today.
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Primark CEO Paul Marchant described how “safety remains at the front of our minds” when re-opening stores for the summer months.
He said: “It’s great to be back. Our stores are fully stocked with fresh new season fashion, all at Primark’s famous amazing prices. Between our great value, everyday must-haves and hot new season trend collections, we’ve got everything our customers have been waiting for.
“Safety remains at the front of our minds. We have extended opening hours across almost all of our stores to help meet demand safely but we’re also asking our customers to keep up the support and spirit they showed last year, particularly if queuing outside or in-store.”
Primark has 189 stores across the UK with 153 located in England and has put in a number of Covid-19 measures to keep stores safe.
Fitting rooms will ‘remain temporarily closed’, card payments will be encouraged and ‘limits on the number of customers allowed in store at any one time’, according to their website.
Meanwhile there will be increased in-store cleaning, hand sanitising stations, customers required to wear face coverings unless exempt and social distancing measures in place.
But fans have taken to Twitter to describe how they ‘can’t wait’ to snap up a bargain in the store.
One said: “Can’t wait to spend all my money on cute pants and pjs in Primark again.”
Another added: “Yes the first thing I’m doing next Monday is spending £50 on Primark socks.”
“Rain next week won’t stop me going to Primark,” a third tweeted.
Retailers who don’t sell essential items, such as Primark, have been shut since 4 January.
Online shopping is still not possible at Primark, and bosses have said that they don’t plan to introduce it.
This is despite the fact that the pandemic has caused millions of pounds of lost profits, and billions of pounds worth of unsold stock.