Customers queue in the rain as John Lewis reopens its doors in Ipswich

John Lewis has reopened it's doors to the public with new social distancing measures in place PICTUR

John Lewis has reopened it's doors to the public with new social distancing measures in place PICTURE: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Shoppers in Ipswich have gathered in the rain this morning as John Lewis reopened its doors for the first time in weeks.

John Lewis has reopened it's doors to the public with new social distancing measures in place PICTUR

John Lewis has reopened it's doors to the public with new social distancing measures in place PICTURE: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The first customers were queueing for around 10 mins before the shop opened its doors at 9am.

By the time the shop opened around 10- 15 customers were already waiting to get into the department store.

All those entering the shop were asked to use hand sanitiser on entry and maintain a social distance throughout the store.

The first 10 shoppers to return to the store also received free gift bags.

John Lewis has reopened it's doors to the public with new social distancing measures in place PICTUR

John Lewis has reopened it's doors to the public with new social distancing measures in place PICTURE: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

John Lewis has reopened it's doors to the public with new social distancing measures in place PICTUR

John Lewis has reopened it's doors to the public with new social distancing measures in place PICTURE: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

John Lewis has reopened it's doors to the public with new social distancing measures in place PICTUR

John Lewis has reopened it's doors to the public with new social distancing measures in place PICTURE: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

John Lewis has reopened it's doors to the public with new social distancing measures in place PICTUR

John Lewis has reopened it's doors to the public with new social distancing measures in place PICTURE: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

John Lewis has reopened it's doors to the public with new social distancing measures in place PICTUR

John Lewis has reopened it's doors to the public with new social distancing measures in place PICTURE: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Customers outside the Ipswich branch of John Lewis Picture: WILL JEFFORD

Customers outside the Ipswich branch of John Lewis Picture: WILL JEFFORD - Credit: Archant

Shoppers have gathered in the rain as John Lewis reopens its doors Picture: WILL JEFFORD

Shoppers have gathered in the rain as John Lewis reopens its doors Picture: WILL JEFFORD - Credit: Archant

John Lewis in Ipswich is opening for the first time since lockdown Picture: WILL JEFFORD

John Lewis in Ipswich is opening for the first time since lockdown Picture: WILL JEFFORD - Credit: Archant