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Tesco to close borough Express stores early on Sunday for England Euro 2024 final – and staff will still receive normal pay

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Tesco has announced it is to close Express stores in Gedling borough earlier than usual for the Euro 2024 final between England and Spain 

The supermarket giant will close stores in Carlton Hill and Woodthorpe at 7:30pm instead of its usual closing time at 10pm or 11pm to allow staff to go home or to the pub in time to watch the final.

Tesco said that employees will still receive their usual pay for the hours, while those who do not want to watch Sunday’s England vs. Spain game will also get their usual pay.

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Tesco workers in Express stores will be given time off to watch the Euro final between England and Spain (PHOTO: Tesco)

Tesco’s superstores will have already closed before the match starts at 8pm so staff there aren’t affected.

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The Express stores will open as usual on Monday (15).

All online orders placed for Sunday evening will also go ahead and will not be affected by changes to store hours.

Speaking before yesterday’s (11) semi-final match, Tesco managing director of UK stores Kevin Tindall said: “We appreciate just how much this [final] would mean to so many of our colleagues, and we want them to be able to celebrate with their family and friends.”

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