Primark in Portsmouth could open for longer ahead of Christmas – here’s what we know

Primark could be set to extend its opening hours in Portsmouth over the festive season.

Wednesday, 25th November 2020, 12:03 pm

The popular high street retailer, which has a store in Commercial Road, is set to reopen on December 2 following the lockdown.

Non-essential shops will be allowed to remain open no matter which tier Portsmouth is in following the end of the current coronavirus restrictions.

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Shoppers queue to get in Primark in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, when it reopened in the summer. Picture: Richard Lemmer

Following the month-long closure, Primark is expecting high demand over the Christmas period and it is considering extending the opening hours – with decision being made on a store by store basis.

A spokeswoman for the retailer said: ‘We are looking forward to re-opening our stores in England and welcoming customers back from 2 December to do their shopping before Christmas.

‘Nothing matters more to us than the safety and wellbeing of our employees and customers, and we will continue to have extensive safety measures in place in our stores when we re-open, such as a strict social distancing protocol and limits on the number of customers allowed in store.

‘We are currently reviewing our store opening times on a store by store basis.

‘Where possible these will be extended to help us cater for the anticipated higher customer demand and reduce customer queues by spreading potential shopping hours over a longer period of time.’

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