Some Penneys Stores Will Be Reopening For 24 Hours This Week, Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Stay safe while you shop

It has been 6 long Penneys-less weeks, but finally, we have made it out of the woods, and are moving on from level 5 to level 3 and a bit restrictions.

Preparing for the Christmas season, Penneys, along with all other retail stores will be reopening their doors again Tuesday, the 1st of December, in line with the government’s modified level 3 restrictions. While all 36 Penneys stores across the country are reopening with extended shopping hours, in an attempt to ease complications from increased customer demand, a number of stories will in fact be opening for 24 hour periods.


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In an attempt to reduce queues and crowding, Penneys stores in Dundrum Town Centre and Blanchardstown Shopping Centre will trade for 24 hours from  7am on Wednesday December 2 through to closing time on Thursday December 3. All other Penneys stores will trade to a minimum time of 9pm throughout the month of December, and 10pm for stores in busy areas.

Those trading until 10pm on weekdays include the following: Galway-Eyre Square, Swords, Cork-Wilton, Dundrum, Blanchardstown, Liffey Valley, Nutgrove, Dublin – Mary Street, Limerick-O’Connell Street, Waterford, Cork–Patrick Street, and Dublin – O’Connell Street.

However, while the extended trading hours will help to ensure both staff and customers remain safe while shopping, other saftely meausres will remain in place also. Check out the list of rules and guidelines when shopping below.

  • In line with government guidelines, Penneys is limiting the number of customers into the store at any one time to allow for the appropriate distance between customers and employees.
  • Clear signage and floor decals, as well as dedicated employees who are responsible for managing queues at tills and entrances to stores.
  • Stores have hired additional security staff to help customers follow social distancing measures while queueing to enter each store.
  • The company has redesigned the layout of the stores to allow for more space between people by reconfiguring the queuing system at the till points to allow for social distancing.
  • Dedicated employees will be on hand to manage the correct flow of the queue
  • Fitting rooms, customer toilets and the cafe and beauty concessions in stores which have them have been temporarily closed. This policy may be reviewed as the situation develops and in line with government guidance.
  • Entry and exit points will be clearly marked
  • Frequent announcements will be made in-store, reminding customers to adhere to social distancing measures.
  • Hand sanitiser stations will be made available at the entrance and on the shop floor and back of house for employee and customer use.
  • Every second till is closed, in order to leave appropriate space between customers and between employees. Perspex screens have been installed on open tills to protect customers and employees.
  • Face masks and gloves are available to all employees if they wish to use them.
  • Customers are asked to sanitise their hands upon entry. Dedicated employees are on hand to assist customers if needed.
  • All returns will be managed in line with government advice.
  • Penneys has removed all testers from its health and beauty department.
  • The company is encouraging card payments and contactless when possible to minimise cash interactions. Limits have been increased for contactless payments where this was possible.
  • Dedicated employees have been appointed to manage queues at tills and entrances to stores to ensure social distancing measures are being followed.
  • Dedicated employees make sure hand hygiene stations are topped up and report any issues or concerns to the store manager.