Manchester news Videos show huge queues at B&Q in Oldham as store is 'hammered' Manchester united news
MetiNews.Com - Clips showed people queuing across a huge stretch of the store
Breaking News ! These were the scenes at the Oldham B&Q store today (Sunday) as shoppers reported huge queues. Videos from a customer showed lines appearing to stretch the length of the shop on Westhulme Way. In the clips, people can be seen waiting as far as the eye can see, clutching items such as tools and wood. Others are waiting with purchases stacked in trollies in a line that stretched past a number of aisles. One shopper told the Manchester Evening News there were hundreds of people waiting in the queue inside the store, which he said was 'hammered'. The scene in the Oldham store today (Image: Jarmain Patrick) Hardware stores such as the popular chain are classified as essential shops and are allowed to remain open during the current national lockdown restrictions, which came into force on November 5 and expire on Wednesday, December 2. A spokesperson for the company did not say how many people were inside the store when the video was taken. Read More Related Articles How to sign up to our newsletter to get the latest headlines from the M.E.N.
. They said staff 'continue to ask all customers to shop responsibly and follow the local government’s social distancing guidelines'.
(Image: Manchester Evening News)
"As an essential retailer, our stores remain open to help customers keep their homes warm, safe and secure, particularly as we go into winter," the spokesperson added. "Customer and colleague safety is our number one priority and we have implemented comprehensive controls and strict social distancing measures in all of our stores.
"All stores have marshals in-store to support social distancing and we have two metre floor markers throughout the store as well at checkouts. "When shopping in our stores, we continue to ask all our customers to shop responsibly and follow the local government’s social distancing guidelines." England will be returned into the three-tiered local lockdown system following the end of the national lockdown on December 2, Downing Street has announced.
However more areas are set to be placed into the higher tiers to keep the virus under control and some tiers will be strengthened to safeguard lockdown progress number 10 said. Boris Johnson is set to detail his plans for families seeing one another over Christmas to MPs on Monday.
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