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Next closes warehouses due to staff social distancing fears

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The high street and online retailer Next has closed its warehouses this evening after workers outlined fears of being unable to carry out social distancing.

The clothing company, which has a warehouse in South Elmsall, is temporarily stopping its distribution operations and will not be taking any more online orders until further notice.

In recent days the importance of social distancing in the fight against coronavirus has been highlighted, with police being given new enforcement powers to arrest people ignoring lockdown rules.

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