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Thousands queue for hours in sun as Ikea reopens 19 stores

Posted On: 1 Jun 2020   |   Posted By: Metro

Thousands queue for hours in sun as Ikea reopens 19 stores

Customers waited for hours to be let in just 10 people at a time
Thousands of people queued in the heat for hours today after 19 Ikea stores reopened across England and Northern Ireland.
The Swedish homeware giant only allowed 10 customers in at a time, with one adult and one child permitted to enter from each household. In some areas, car parks were forced to close to help ease the pressure on staff.
In Tottenham , North London , shoppers began arriving hours before the 10am opening time, with some waiting for nearly four hours before they were finally allowed inside the store. Social distancing ‘wardens' wearing masks patrolled the area, to make sure people were following the one-way system and keeping two metres apart.
Customer Jack Parkes, 33, from Edmonton, said he queued for two hours before buying a dressing table and some mirrors for his daughter's room. He continued: ‘People will probably think I'm mad for bothering, but to be honest it's another reason to leave the...

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