Spending time with family over Christmas feels more important than ever after a tough 2020.
But while some key workers will continue to work over the festive season in Lincolnshire, many retail workers are being given a well-deserved break.
Supermarkets have been under pressure from unions to give staff the day off on Boxing day, as a thank you for their work during the pandemic.
Earlier this week Asda announced that all of its supermarkets will close on Boxing Day this year – ensuring that staff are able to see their families on what would usually be one of the busiest days of the year.
In a statement, the chain’s CEO, Rodger Burnley, said: “This is of course our busiest time of year.
“But it was important for us to give as many of you as possible the opportunity to spend this time with those loved ones that you may not have seen for many months so, uniquely for this year, we will not reopen our stores until 27 December.”
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Asda isn’t the only retailer to close it’s doors on December 26.
Several high street giants have already revealed their plans to close.
Here are all of the shops that have vowed to remain shut on Boxing Day, according to the Mirror :
- Home Bargains
- Pets at Home
- The Entertainer
- Marks and Spencer
- John Lewis (except for the Trafford Centre store)