Primark offering extended opening hours in NI to keep customers safe | dedicated employee marshals to help manage customer queues outside stores | find out local opening hours here

Primark stores will be offering extended opening hours across Belfast, Ballymena, Lisburn, Newtonabbey, Newtownards, Newry, Londonderry/Derry and Omagh on April 30.

By Gemma Murray
Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 9:09 am

Friday - April 30 - is the date many of us have been waiting on, getting back into non-essential shops.

A statement from Primark says that “safety remains Primark’s number one priority so employees and customers can return to stores with confidence, maintaining the high safety standards in place in stores over the past year”.

It adds that Primark will have additional security and dedicated employee marshals on hand to help manage customer queues outside stores, as well as extensive safety measures in-store.

Primark after reopening in NI will look like this

And this includes a strict social distancing protocol, limits on the number of customers allowed in store, requiring the use of face coverings while in store, hand sanitisation stations at entrances, perspex screens and cubicles at till points and increased in-store cleaning.

Primark will also have extended opening hours across all nine stores in Northern Ireland to help reduce queues, spread demand and give customers more time to shop safely.

For the first week initially, all stores will open at 8am (excluding Sunday), with some stores opening later in the evening.

Primark reopening

Times will vary by store so customers should check their local opening hours.

The company statement adds that Primark is set to welcome customers back to its nine stores in Northern Ireland this Friday 30 April with fresh new Spring/Summer collections ready and waiting to be

snapped up.

Highlights include its new season womenswear collections, starring relaxed tailoring looks in gelato-inspired tones, denim in candy pastels and bold gingham prints, while menswear

Primark store before reopening

essentials also have a summer refresh featuring cool new shirts and easy to wear everyday shorts and tees.

Customers will also love the new Primark Cares featuring Disney range made with sustainable cotton and recycled materials, and not forgetting the ever popular kidswear summer styles.

It’s not just fashion: homewares, beauty and accessories have all had a new season update.

Primark CEO, Paul Marchant, said: “We can’t wait to welcome back our customers in Northern Ireland; 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.

“We’ve seen a great response to our re-opening by our customers in England and Wales, and we know our customers in Northern Ireland will love our new Spring/Summer offering too.

“Safety remains at the front of our minds.

“We have extended opening hours in our stores in Northern Ireland to help meet demand safely but we’re also asking our customers for their support

in adhering to social distancing and safety measures, both while queuing outside and in-store, to

help maintain a safe and enjoyable shopping experience for all.”

Find out what time your local store opens and closes here


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