Long queues outside Primark stores as Northern Ireland reopens

Friday, April 30

Photo: @EmmaRyan05 

Shoppers in Derry began queuing outside the Primark store at 6.30am this morning as many non-essential retail reopened in Northern Ireland.

Shops, gyms, pubs, restaurants and cafes begun to reopen after a four-month lockdown.

Hospitality businesses must only operate outdoors, with table service and limited numbers per table.

Caravans and self-contained tourist accommodation can also now reopen.

Ministers in Northern Ireland have given an indicative date of 24 May for hospitality businesses to be allowed to resume trading indoors, but this will need to be approved on 13 May at the next review of the coronavirus restrictions.