August 28, 2020 3.50 pm This story is over 16 months old

Lincoln parents queue for hours in rush to buy school uniforms

It’s back to school next week

Long queues have been seen in Lincoln as parents try to buy new uniforms for their children ready for the return of school in September.

Long queues were seen at Uniform Direct near Iceland on Lincoln High Street on both Thursday and Friday, August 27-28.

People were also seen having to wait in queues on the High Street at Clarks shoe store.

In stores across the country staff at various stores limited the number of customers inside due to social distancing.

In Hampshire parents were seen queuing in heavy rain as others reported tensions, while shoppers are said to have turned up as early as 5.15am to buy uniforms in Croydon, according to the Daily Mail. Some people are reported to have waited in eight-hour queues.

The report also claims that a sign outside Hewitts of Croydon warned parents would not be guaranteed entry to the store if they arrived after 3pm.

Meanwhile, the government did a u-turn on face coverings earlier this week for staff and children in Year 7 and above, saying they will not be required besides in local lockdown areas.

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