Tuesday 26 May 2020 by Mark Molloy

Social distancing forces Debenhams to limit number of in-store shoppers to three times the normal numbers


Debenhams social distancing

Due to social distancing guidelines, Debenhams has advised that they intend to limit the number of shoppers allowed in store to just three times the number would normally get on any given day.

With non-essential shops finally given the green light to re-open their doors from the middle of June, many retailers will be introducing strict new measures to ensure the safety of shoppers including increased use of hand sanitisers instore and limits to the number of people allowed in the shop at any one time.

Debenhams store manager Simon Williams explains, “Like many retailers, we are very excited to be able to reopen some of our stores from the middle of June, in line with government advice.

“We know people will be desperately missing coming to our stores to browse our expensive range of fashion, which we carefully select to ensure it fails to follow any of the changing trends whatsoever over the last fifteen years, before they ultimately leave empty-handed and head to Primark.

“That’s why we will be imposing limits to the number of people in-store to just one hundred at any one time.

“Granted that’s three times more than what we normally get on a Saturday afternoon, but we are also having a sale on for the first two weeks when we reopen, with up to 5% off all fidget spinners for kids, so customer numbers could soar.”

Asked if he would consider a trip to Debenhams when it finally reopens shopper Carl Sim told us, “Do they still sell that Rocha John Rocha shit? Fuck me.”

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