June 16, 2020
A huge queue of people rushed to be the first customers to re-enter Nike Town as London joined other shopping hubs across England to reopen for the first time in three months.
Customers were seen pushing and shoving to get into the sport shop without any clear distancing measures in place when Nike Town opened at 11am.
The queue started forming a couple of hours before the doors officially opened, with crowds reporting that conditions ‘felt like normal’ despite new measures in place to protect shoppers from the ongoing threat of coronavirus.
About 400 people queued up outside the shop in Oxford Street with security guards brought in to limit groups to 10 entering at one time after people started pushing at the front of the queue.
Staff told shoppers to move apart and adhere to social distancing while in the queue, which snaked around the corner of the building. One staff member said 100 people can be in the store at any one time.
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This article was posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 3:06 am