A NATIONAL toy store with a shop at Barons Quay has become the latest retailer to confirm it will give staff a break after Christmas.

The Entertainer's 171 stores across the country will close at the end of the day on Christmas Eve and will not reopen until Monday, December 28.

It means all staff will have three days off, including Boxing Day, which is usually the first day of the post-Christmas sales for retailers.

The family-owned retailer says the move will give its workers the chance to spend quality time together with their families during the five-day easing of coronavirus restrictions.

Gary Grant, founder and executive chairman at The Entertainer, said: “Restrictions placed upon people over the last nine months have been incredibly testing and we’ve dearly missed being able to see loved ones in the ways we would normally take for granted.

"With the easing of restrictions for Christmas, we want to give our staff more opportunity to rest together with their families and loved ones for some quality time.

"Our stores will close on Christmas Eve and will reopen on again until Monday, December 28, giving our employees three of the five days of the eased restriction period to spend Christmas with the people they cherish.”

The Entertainer follows other high street retailers Home Bargains and Marks and Spencer in confirming it will not open on Boxing Day this year.