Pingdemic hits fashion as stores forced to close

Self-isolation message on the NHS Covid-19 app

Fashion retailers are being forced to close shops and the opening of a new department store has been delayed as the ‘pingdemic’ forces workers to isolate.

Fashion retailer Seasalt was forced to close five of its stores for one day each last week due to workers being pinged by the NHS Test and Trace app and forced to self-isolate, Retail Week can reveal. 

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