Published: 20:18, 11 April 2021
| Updated: 13:12, 12 April 2021
Fashion giant Primark will open its doors until 11pm on Monday as Bluewater prepares itself for a surge of shoppers as non-essential stores reopen for the first time this year.
The shopping complex has confirmed a number of its biggest stores will have extended opening hours as the latest stage of the government's roadmap out of lockdown begins.
Other stores announcing longer opening hours include Footasylum which has confirmed it will stay open until midnight all week.
JD Sports will be open until 11pm on Monday, while New Look will welcome shoppers until 10pm.
However, shoppers planning to finally enjoy a day at the shopping complex have been warned to expect queues, as centre chiefs look to limit the numbers entering the site.
All shoppers will also have to wear a facemask for the duration of their time in Bluewater.
Senior centre director Robert Goodman advised the public to check the centre's website and social media platforms before setting off to avoid having to queue at peak times.
He added: "The health and safety of everyone who visits our centre is our number one priority, as it has been throughout this crisis and we continue to follow the government's guidelines.
"Our teams are incredibly experienced in keeping the centre safe and clean."
Enhanced cleaning procedures, hand sanitiser points and a one-way system will be implemented from Monday.
Meanwhile, Westwood Cross in Thanet will also have extended opening hours as stores reopen.