“SHAMELESS” Primark shoppers have been stripping off on the shop floor because changing rooms are closed under Covid rules.
Staff at the retail chain claim that some customers have been spotted taking off their shirts to try on clothes since shops reopened last week.
And while some employees attempt to enforce the Covid-19 precaution measures, others have given up saying “people do it anyways.”
An employee told the Telegraph: “They take their shirts off and try things on near the mirrors.
“Even when you try to tell them, they don’t listen, even though there are signs on the mirror saying not to do that.”
Changing rooms have been closed since the first lockdown because Covid-secure guidance meant they had to remain shut all of last year.
Earlier this month, the Government gave fashion brands the go-ahead to open changing rooms so customers can try before they buy.
But due to the Covid-secure rules, not all retailers have chosen to open them again, at least for now.
At the moment, Primark’s changing rooms remain closed with signs reading: “Fitting rooms closed: Take care, stay safe”.
However, not all employees try to enforce the ban as they say “people do it anyways.”
“We let people, to avoid conflict.
“A lot of people do it anyway, they throw their T-shirts off, although some customers are more polite,” a member of staff told the Telegraph.
Meanwhile, some customers were supportive of the new rules due to Covid risk while others felt it was just inconvenient.
Although shoppers may not be able to try on new clothes, they can return their items if they are unhappy with their shopping, within 28 days, according to a statement on Primark’s website.
The statement reads: “Our fitting rooms will remain temporarily closed.
However, customers have 28 days to return an item if you change your mind.”
Last week, eager shoppers hit the High Street for the first time after months, in a bid to grab a bargain at their favourite retailer.
People were spotted queuing outside Primark stores for hours, as the retailer opened its doors at 6am.
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Speaking ahead of the reopening, Paul Marchant, Primark’s chief executive, said: “It’s great to be back.
“Our stores are fully stocked with fresh new season fashion, all at Primark’s famous amazing prices.
“Between our great value, everyday must-haves and hot new season trend collections, we’ve got everything our customers have been waiting for.”