Primark to close ALL shops next Monday for Queen's funeral | The Sun

PRIMARK will close ALL its shops next Monday for the Queen's funeral.

All of the high street giant's 191 stores will be closed on Monday, September 19, as a mark of respect.

It means Primark's staff will be able to watch the Queen's funeral on TV.

The funeral will take place on Monday, September 19 at Westminster Abbey at 11am.

Primark's shops will reopen the next day on Tuesday, September 20.

A Primark spokesperson said: “Our stores, depots and Head Office in the UK will be closed on Monday 19th September to give our colleagues the opportunity to pay their respects and watch the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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"We will reopen as normal on Tuesday."

Primark isn't the only shop to close next Monday.

Five major supermarkets are working on plans to close for a limited amount of hours- including  Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda, Waitrose and Morrisons.

Sources told The Sun that large supermarkets will shut roughly between the hours of 10am and 2pm.

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However, smaller convenience stores will remain open, in part to ensure that the thousands of people expected to gather to watch the funeral will be able to buy water and food for the day.

Other retailers are preparing to close some stores as well.

It is thought that Marks & Spencer will close its clothing stores for the day, and stores with both food and clothing sections will operate on a reduced hours basis.

John Lewis Partnership will close 321 Waitrose stores, and all 34 of its department stores.

Retailers are "taking their lead" from the Government over whether or not to close, a British Retail Consortium spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, it will be up to pubs and restaurants as to whether they close during the nation’s period of mourning.

The day after the Queen’s death was announced department stores Selfridges and Liberty closed their doors and had the Union Jack flags outside their building at half mast.

King Charles gave his approval to make the Queen's funeral a bank holiday.

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New guidance from authorities confirms that each employer needs to make their own decision on whether or not they will give staff the day off.

That means you may or may not be able to take the day off work.

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