Hundreds of people have been seen queuing outside Primark today (15 June) in Harrow Town Centre as the store reopens for the first time since lockdown started.
Footage and images of the queues have been sent into Harrow Online when the store opened today. One person said: “So happy that the shops are open but everyone has come out on the same day and it’s just so busy! Social distancing is working well though and people are following guidelines”.
The new queuing system has been put in place by Harrow Council at the entrance to the store to ensure the safety of customers, this includes markers that are two metres apart so that social distancing can be observed.
There are also other shops that are also reopening for the first time in Harrow today including Debenhams, Waterstones, The Body Shop, The Works, Foot Locker, Sports Direct, JD Sports and Argos amongst others.
The We Are Harrow team posted on Facebook yesterday: “Harrow Town Centre is looking forward to welcoming you back tomorrow, but the town will look and feel a little different.
“We want to help make your visit safe so in conjunction with Harrow Council we will be introducing floor markings and signage to help you navigate the new layout. Please observe the social distancing guidelines”.
Harrow Council posted: “To our business community – thank you for being awesome.
“Our officers are checking premises that are allowed to open and pleased to say majority have measures in place to keep your staff and customers safe”
There will be more shops opening in Harrow Town Centre next week as the government continues to lift lockdown restrictions, however bars and restaurants will need to wait until at least July before they can reopen.
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