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Sports Direct Offering 50 Percent Off Everything For NHS Staff

Sports Direct Offering 50 Percent Off Everything For NHS Staff

Sports Direct has announced it is offering NHS staff a 50 percent reduction on everything when stores reopen next week.

The fashion retailer, which is owned by Mike Ashley, has released a statement on its site, thanking NHS workers for their brave efforts throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

And as a reward for all that hard work and risking their lives for the rest of humanity, prices on trainers, t-shirts, trackies and more will all be slashed. As long as they physically go down to the shop, that is.

The statement on Sports Direct's site says: "As sport returns, one team gets all our support. Thank you team NHS from everyone at Sports Direct.

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"On Monday 15th June NHS staff get 50 percent off everything on store."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

As part of the terms and conditions, workers will be required to provide valid NHS staff ID, and the offer does not extend to gift cards. A full list of Sports Direct stores opening on 15 June can be found on the company's website.

This comes as all non-essential shops, which were forced to close their doors in March, are finally allowed to reopen.

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As part of the government's continued plans to ease lockdown, Primark has announced that it will be reopening all 153 of its UK stores.

However, in order to stay in line with health and social distancing guidelines, it means some changes have had to be made, with the chain introducing tills protected with perspex screens, the closing of fitting rooms, and 'contactless returns' for customers.

Customers and staff will also be able to keep their hands clean, with hand sanitiser stations available at store entrances, on the shop floor and in staff areas.

Every second till will also be closed, to allow for appropriate space between customers and employees.

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Credit: Primark
Credit: Primark

The measures being implemented by Primark include:

  • Clear signage and floor decals, as well as dedicated employees who are responsible for managing queues at tills and entrances to stores
  • We have hired additional security staff to help customers follow social distancing measures while queueing to enter our store
  • We have redesigned the layout of our stores to allow for more space between people by reconfiguring our queuing system at our till points to allow for social distancing. Dedicated employees are on hand to manage the correct flow of the queue.
  • We have temporarily closed off fitting rooms, customer toilets and our cafe and beauty concessions in stores which have them. We may review this policy as the situation develops and in line with government guidance
  • Entry and exit points are clearly marked.
  • Frequent tannoy announcements are made in store reminding customers to adhere to social distancing measures

Roll on 15 June, eh?

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Topics: UK News, Shopping, Coronavirus, NHS

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]