Trending 18th December 2020 by Denise Curtin
These Are The 3 Penneys Stores Staying Open All Night This Friday
The stores will be open throughout Friday night.
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Need to pick up some last minute bits? Well, this could be your perfect window. If you live in Dublin or Cork, three Penneys stores have decided to stay open all night on Friday, December 18.
Similarly following what they previously did when lockdown lifted, the stores will be open for 24 hours starting at 8:30am on Friday and operating until the following day.
4am socks and knickers run, anyone?
While all 36 Penneys stores across the country have reopened with extended shopping hours in an attempt to ease complications from increased customer demand, Dundrum, Blanchardstown and Wilton will all be operating right through the night tonight.
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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:
Dublin – Mary Street,
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.
Fashion wise, click here to see some new bits dropping in Penneys next month.
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