While most people are given time off over Christmas, some key workers will be gearing up for a busy festive period.
Key workers in retail, for example, may be required to come in and continue their work on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day or over the New Year.
But with this year being one of the toughest in recent memory, a lot of people are calling on supermarkets and stores to give all of their staff the day off on Boxing Day, Lincolnshire Live reports.
Asda recently announced it will be closed on December 26 to give their staff a well-deserved rest and more time to spend with their loved ones.
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 December 27.”
Other major retailers have followed suit, too, which means shoppers will have to look elsewhere if they want to pick something up on Boxing Day.
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)