Primark confirms stores will open for 24 hours in December when national lockdown lifts - the list in full

Primark has confirmed it will be opening several of its stores for 24 hours when the national lockdown is lifted on 2 December.

The high street retailer announced plans to open for extended hours earlier this month, after non-essential shops were forced to close their doors for a four-week period.

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These plans will now go ahead, giving shoppers across England a chance to catch up on some Christmas shopping when stores reopen next week.

Extended shopping hours

Primark will reopen all of its stores in England on Wednesday 2 December, with extending trading hours to be in place in all locations.

All outlets in retail parks and major shopping centres will trade until 10pm, while a selected number will remain open as late as midnight.

The move comes as part of efforts to cater for the anticipated higher customer demand over the festive season.

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It is intended that the extended shopping hours will help to increase customer safety by managing the rush and reducing queues, allowing people to social distance more easily.

A total of 11 stores will stay open for 24 hours as of 7am on 2 December until closing time on 3 December.

All remaining stores across England will trade until at least 8pm on weekdays, or 10pm in major stores, until 23 December.

Store opening times

From 2 to 23 December, Primark stores will trade during the following hours:

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Town high street - until 8pmTown shopping centre - until 8pmRetail parks - until 10pm as a minimumMajor shopping centres - until 10pm as a minimumMajor high street stores - the majority will trade until 10pm

The following stores will trade for 24 hours from 7am on Wednesday 2 December until normal closing time of Thursday 3 December:

Trafford CentreYork Monks CrossLeeds White RoseBluewaterLakesideBirmingham FortMeadowhallStratfordWhite CityCharltonGateshead Metrocentre

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