It's the moment shoppers have been waiting for.

News that Primark will be reopening its doors this June has deighted bargain-loving trendsetters.

It's the shop that many have been missing the most because, unlike lots of the most popular fashion chains, Primark does have an online shop.

But all branches in Newcastle and across the North East are set to be back in business from June 15 - and customers will notice big changes.

And no doubt, given the reaction seen this week at the reopening of McDonald's and Ikea, there will be queues similar to those seen at branches in Europe where Primark has already welcomed back customers.

In line with increased safety concerns and social distancing requirements, the shoppers' experience will feel a very different one.

Here's what Primark says it will look like from June 15, the date that non-essential retailers are told they can return to business.

Here's what Primark says it will look like from June 15, the date that non-essential retailers are told they can return to business.

At the entrance

There will be hand sanitiser stations at the doors and a limit will be placed on how many customers can be inside the store at any one time.

Customers are used to this routine now as it's become common practice at supermarkets but, once inside, their clothes shopping experience will feel different.

Inside the stores

Social distancing measures will be in place, with customers guided around the store, with the help of signs and distance reminders, to ensure space between shoppers as they browse.

Once they find something they like they won't be able to try it on in the fitting rooms as these will remain closed.

Clothes touched or later on tried by customers will have to be taken off sale for up to 72 hours.

More hand sanitisers will be positioned around the shop floor.

Primark store
The Primark store in Newcastle

Using escalators and lifts

Shoppers are likely to notice stepped-up cleaning routines and tills, escalators and lifts will undergo regular cleaning.

At the check-out

Every other check-out will be closed to allow for plenty space between customers and the till staff.

The staff also will be behind perspex screens.

There had been suggestions that shoppers could be in for some bargain buys when Primark reopens this doors, due to the fact that without an online shop unsold goods have been stockpiling, but Associated British Foods - the company which owns the chain - appears to have ruled this out.

The June 15 reopening date refers only to Primark stores across England. The hope is that branches in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales can follow suit and reopen in late June.