15:20 Friday, 30 April 2021
Is anyone really that hard up for a pair of socks?
I really REALLY need socks but I don’t think I could bring myself to join a queue this long.
Primark in Derry this morning. pic.twitter.com/8w7niD3ipG
— Emma Ryan (@EmmaRyan05) April 30, 2021
As we got our latest roadmap for reopening here in the Republic yesterday, scenes across the border this morning show what we could be facing in the next number of weeks.
Huge queues for Primark in Derry were echoed across Northern Ireland.
The hussle and bussle of the high street has returned in the north as clothes shops and other non-essential retailers reopened their doors this morning.
In Belfast city as the clock ticked closer to the earlier opening time of 7am, hundreds of people had joined the queue.
People in the North can also work out in gyms or go for a swim from today.
Pubs, cafés and restaurants have also reopened – but with outdoor services only.
The North has also announced a voucher scheme to get citizens spending.
Soon every adult there will soon be eligible for a 100 pound voucher to spend on the high street.