Primark fans have been missing their discount shopping fix for large parts of this year, and they’re about to go another month cold turkey as the new lockdown begins tomorrow.
England is set for a four-week national lockdown from tomorrow, Thursday November 5th, meaning ‘non-essential’ shops like Primark will have to close again – find a full list of what can and can’t stay open here.
But there could be light at the end of the tunnel for Primark lovers, as according to The Telegraph bosses at the company want to open some stores for 24 hours after lockdown.
Bosses at the budget clothing retailer are considering opening selected stores for 24 hours a day from December, in a bid to help shoppers keep socially distant during the busy period up to Christmas.
The company’s Chief Executive George Weston said: “If we are able to trade in some stores up to 24 hours a day, then we can keep people more separate from each other more easily.
“We can keep the stores safer if everyone knows there are plenty of trading hours and they do not have to rush on a Sunday into a six-hour period.”
Primark reported losses of around £650million worth of sales a month during the 12 weeks it was shut earlier in the year.
Morrisons is giving teachers and school staff a special discount to say thank you
Great news for teachers!
Everyone working in the education sector will now get a discount at Morrisons and be able to use the dedicated NHS shopping hours.
It will run until Christmas and all those working in the education sector will qualify.
All primary, secondary, private, special educational, college, sixth-form college and nursery teachers qualify for the new 10% discount.
Plus teaching assistants, catering staff, dinner ladies, caretakers, cleaners and office staff working in the education sector will also be able to benefit from the discount.
Morrisons said: “Lasting until after Christmas, the special discount is a thank-you to half a million teachers and additional school staff who are looking after the nation’s children and supporting them through the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Education staff will also now be able to access the dedicated shopping hour that runs between 6am and 7am Monday to Saturday for NHS staff.
David Potts, Morrisons Chief Executive said: “Teachers and school staff are facing many challenges and the education of our children has never been more important. This discount is our way of saying thank you as they continue to care for and educate our kids.”
To access the 10% grocery discount, teachers, nursery, college and school staff will need to present their school photo ID card at the till at any of Morrisons’ 498 stores.