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Coronavirus: Northern Ireland shoppers warned a world of change is on the way after lockdown

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Aodhan Connolly

Aodhan Connolly

Dr Karise Hutchinson

Dr Karise Hutchinson

Shoppers in Northern Ireland have been warned the retail experience they've been used to is gone forever.

New in-store measures for the post-lockdown era will mirror those rolled out elsewhere in the UK next month to include checkouts behind screens, toilets and changing rooms closed, a limit on the number of customers allowed inside the store at any time, one-way systems and no available seating.

Aodhan Connolly, boss of the Northern Ireland Retail Consortium (NIRC), also told the Belfast Telegraph that his organisation will be telling people to shop alone wherever possible - a radical departure for those who enjoy browsing in multiple stores with friends.