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Penneys reveals new measures ahead of Irish reopening tomorrow

By Sarah Finnan

June 11, 2020 at 5:37pm

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Due to reopen all Irish stores in the coming weeks, Penneys has revealed the measures that will be in place upon doing so.

Already open in many places across Europe, Penneys will reopen a number of its Irish branches in the coming weeks. Sixteen of the stores will reopen this Friday (including Mary Street, O'Connell Street, Dun Laoghaire, Wexford, Sligo, Limerick, Drogheda, Newbridge, Tralee, Cork, Clonmel, Swords, Ballina, Killarney, Kilkenny, and  Waterford), while the remaining 20 stores will reopen on Monday, June 15th.

Detailing some of the measures that will be implemented in stores upon reopening, they include the following:

  • Clear signage and floor decals as well as dedicated security staff to guide customers
  • Footfall will be monitored and customer numbers will be limited
  • Customers must adhere to social distancing measures
  • Hand sanitising stations will be set up in-store for customer use
  • Customers will be asked to use contactless payment wherever possible
  • Certain store areas may be closed  off
  • Installation of perspex screens on tills
  • Increased cleaning measures will be implemented across stores

Fitting rooms, customer toilets and onsite cafe and beauty concessions have temporarily been closed off.

Assuring shoppers that staff will be closely following Government safety advice, a spokesperson for the retailer has also said that they will be applying experience gained from store openings across Europe to all Irish stores.

Speaking ahead of the reopening, Primark CEO Paul Marchant said:

"As we re-open our stores in Ireland, nothing matters more than the health and wellbeing of our colleagues and customers.

"We have really missed our customers and we are delighted to be back trading again on our home soil. From 12 June we will be able to provide our customers with the quality, affordable products they love from Penneys."

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