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Non Essential Retail to Open - Are You Going to Venture Out?

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I’ve been thinking whether opening non essential retail will ease the lockdown/help the economy given most people are still being cautious about stepping outside their homes. But at the same time, we do need to start getting back to the new ‘normal’ but I am not sure if I feel confident about the safety in all these places.

MsLamboLova12
3 months ago
What do you think of this?
MrsCraig
MrsCraig3 months ago

They can open the shops if they like, I still won't be going! For example I used to love Primark for bodysuits and pjs for my son, but I wouldnt go into our nearest one even if they opened it! I haven't even been going into the supermarkets but have been getting click and collect. Whilst we do not have to isolate, we have to be careful due to our sons heart condition so I won't be going anywhere until I feel it is safe and I think it is too early to open non essential shops. Yes we need to have a new normal but I'm not confident about going to these shops yet.

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold3 months ago

I likely will, but I'm not in any particular rush too. Im still a bit wary so I'll wait a bit & see how things pan out.

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi3 months ago

I think it would be great to book appointments with retailers instead of waiting outside for who knows how long.

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MsLamboLova12
MsLamboLova12
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3 months ago

AgnesFaludi if this would be possible I think it would be great! Even something like ‘this area of X town’ can visit between 9-10am something to reduce queues and people!

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Nino786
Nino7863 months ago

They are opening shops, but you cannot still visit family.

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LeighReidAtanas
LeighReidAtanas3 months ago

I will venture out to the non essential shops but not as soon as the shops just open again I will leave it a while as no doubt there will be a lot of people wanting to go as soon as they are open

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Johnny
Johnny3 months ago

Image

I think a lot of people will be put off shopping by the fact that they'll be very few places to use the loo in the High Street, and fitting rooms for clothes will be closed. Especially difficult for those with young children. And the one way systems are pretty awkward too.

The graphic above was in the Daily Mail this week.

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MsLamboLova12
MsLamboLova12
Original Poster
3 months ago

Johnny Thats an interesting image. Tried on items would need to be left to quarantined- I think fitting rooms and toilets should be closed which would remove that need. This layout would be very difficult in stores like Primark

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lornaae
lornaae3 months ago

No, not a chance, not worth the risk and it's not like we're particularly safe yet with hundreds of people still dying every day. People seem to be forgetting or ignoring that.

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MsLamboLova12
MsLamboLova12
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3 months ago

lornaae Agreed! If everyone just relaxed for a couple more months the risk of a second wave could reduce or go! Daily deaths cases should reduce significantly for anyone to think about going anywhere

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

I ventured into the 'safe' B& M's yesterday for essential cleaning materials- queued up, but i noticed 'some' were stood between the taped guidelines- NOT exactly on them,and we'd already had to go all the way up and then round a gated off area of the outdoor precinct- and then a one way system instore-which takes you ALL up then down EVERY isle wether you need to go there for items or not- so for me with bad osteoarthritis in knees, elbows &wrists carrying a basket this was a completely exhausting agonising nightmare! I won't be going out to any other shops if this is anything to go by.🙁

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MsLamboLova12
MsLamboLova12
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2 months ago

Caz2 The taped guidelines are there for a reason but some people just seem to miss them completely and like to stand right up my a@@ as people did back in the day 😅 I think there will be some people that just wont care unfortunately!

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

MsLamboLova12 my daughter said its the blokes who cant do it when on their own! She queued behind a guy& his wife/partner - after a few minutes his OH said im off to the car for my coat- the bloke promptly stood in between the tapes, and carried on moving up not in right place. OH came back & he stood in correct place when she did!😅

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MsLamboLova12
MsLamboLova12
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2 months ago

Caz2 😂😂😂 OH’s shouldn’t leave at all!

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

Yes theres the toilet problem too, i was desperate by then, so just wanted to get home..🙁 Also, you cant relax, as youve to be aware of anyone being too near you, and you cant browse for what you want as youre aware of other folk waiting for you to move on.😐

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MsLamboLova12
MsLamboLova12
Original Poster
2 months ago

Caz2 Its feels more of a stressful shopping experience when I guess it used to be called retail therapy! I think if everyone was careful it wouldn’t be too stressful but as we know some people dont think/care you end up having to protect yourself whilst trying to find what you need!

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nicolajaynehend
nicolajaynehend2 months ago

No I will just stay home and ordered on line. I feel a lot safer at home. And it's cheaper has well. And most of the shops that are on the high street are now on line. Primark is going on line to. Not sure when but I think it's soon. 🤗

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

Thanks for info.🤗🤗

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees2 months ago

Can't really think of any other shops I need to go to. Especially working from home. Used to walk into shops just for something to do on a lunch break, and sometimes to exchange/return clothes if I'd bought online. But I buy most stuff online other than supermarket stuff.

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hspexy
hspexy2 months ago

I’m in no rush. I’ve read that most of them will be doing sales of massive reductions to clear stock quickly. Not sure if anyone has the money to be wasting just yet

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SonsOfPitches
SonsOfPitches2 months ago

hspexy those of us who are still working but not commuting anywhere had saved a ton of money! My expenses are very low now yet still earning and working full time. Long may this continue!

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hspexy
hspexy2 months ago

SonsOfPitches very true. For those who are working from home may resent it when the bosses start demanding that people ought to come in for work, even if it’s for a day or two. I certainly don’t miss commuting - time has been saved, and the stress also

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SonsOfPitches
SonsOfPitches2 months ago

Eventually yes, life goes on but am in no rush for new clothes etc

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MsLamboLova12
MsLamboLova12
Original Poster
2 months ago

SonsOfPitches It will be interesting to see people buying holiday clothes to remain in their cupboards!

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SonsOfPitches
SonsOfPitches2 months ago

MsLamboLova12 with the current awesome weather I could do with some holiday clothes right now!

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MsLamboLova12
MsLamboLova12
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2 months ago

SonsOfPitches Omg dress up to have a fake holiday in the garden - good idea! Although the weather is getting rubbish from tomorrow.. so...

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ptenn00
ptenn002 months ago

not if the queues are going to be ridiculous and you can't shop properly. Might as well stick to online shopping for now

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Nino786
Nino7862 months ago

Will all depend on the queues.

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sabz1
sabz12 months ago

I won't be going yet. The queues will be mad and I have everything I need for now.

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi2 months ago

I do not understand why people can not try on clothes...they going to take it home and try it on and bring it back and it can be still contaminated by the virus....

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MsLamboLova12
MsLamboLova12
Original Poster
2 months ago

AgnesFaludi I think its more of the distance/ventilation issue. So in my mind I have a picture of the Primark changing rooms which have curtain doors, small cubicles and its at the back off the store so no ventilation. People do take alot of items to try and can easily surpass 15 minutes. They could keep one room closed between each room but I wouldn’t feel comfortable trying on the clothes there unless after each person leaves the room is cleaned -which I think is really difficult to maintain

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LordUnbox
LordUnbox2 months ago

I do feel like whenever shops open there will be a army of people going in. If I can go to the gym I'll be happy enough however I surely miss some McDonald's ahah, maybe I'll order some when the time is right.

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MsLamboLova12
MsLamboLova12
Original Poster
2 months ago

Susana when I see gym and Maccies in the same sentence I feel like I have met one of my own people 😂

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LordUnbox
LordUnbox2 months ago

MsLamboLova12 The simple pleasures of life ahah

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