In the UK, non-essential shops have reopened. There were reports of how the discount fashion outlet Primark experienced an unprecedented demand from customers. With long queues outside some of the Primark locations, some stores opened up earlier than scheduled. It is reported that some shoppers waited overnight to be among the first to shop. This build-up in anticipation and huge queues is as a result of a 3-months closure due to the COVID-19 imposed lockdown by the government. Non-essential shops such as Primark had to close to limit the spread of the virus. The 2-metre rule set by the government meant shoppers had to queue 2-metre apart and some Primark stores limited the number of customers allowed to shop at any time to about 500. The number of shoppers allowed in a store will vary on the size and location of the given store.
Public toilets for the UK shopper
Shopping before COVID-19 was a breeze for so many. We dash down to our favourite store and grab a pack of socks or vests. We could be out in minutes. These are now strange times with the shops and shoppers adjusting to social distancing guidelines. Some councils are shutting down public toilets as a result of funding constraints. There are still public toilets in major shopping centres but we are now expecting longer queues for these facilities. Bar, pubs and restaurants are still closed as at the time of writing this piece. The importance of social distancing and heightened toilet hygiene standards will lead to longer toilet queues for shoppers. With the reality on the ground, people need to plan their shopping with accessibility to public facilities in mind.
How to deal with the reduced capacity of toilets as stores reopen
Here are some tips that will help you shop for your desired products and still gain access to a toilet facility if necessary.
These tips will help you effectively toilet-plan for your shopping expeditions.
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