Black Friday in a time of Covid: here's how to shop safely this year

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Got your shopping list ready? With level one lockdown still in place many consumers are wondering what's in store for them this Black Friday. (PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/GALLO IMAGES)
Got your shopping list ready? With level one lockdown still in place many consumers are wondering what's in store for them this Black Friday. (PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/GALLO IMAGES)

"Remember, remember, the 27th of November," the bargain-hunter in you whispers.

With Black Friday offering discounts on everything from household detergents to electronics and big-ticket appliances, many consumers have their shopping lists at the ready.

In the past, the shopping event sparked fights and stampedes across the country as crushing crowds battled to get their hands on the best bargains. But Covid-19 has changed spending habits and shopping behaviour around the world – and with new social distancing rules in place, SA retailers are having to think out of the box to prevent Black Friday from becoming a super- spreader event.

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