Shoppers at Manchester's Trafford Centre have been left frustrated after they claim it was too packed to move and that there was 'no crowd control'.
Endless visitors to the huge shopping mall were allegedly unable to socially distance from one another due to the sheer amount of shoppers, and they have taken to social media to complain.
One angry visitor claimed the centre was 'overcrowded' and 'rammed' with people on Saturday, with another describing the day as 'chaos'.
One shopper claimed there was "chaos in the Trafford Centre", ManchesterEveningNews reports.
Another tweeted: "I'm in the Trafford Centre. Bloody awful #nosocialdistancing #noorganisation #notcomingback."
While one posted: "Really uncomfortable with the amount of people in the Trafford Centre @ManCityCouncil #overcrowded."
Another commented: "Trafford Centre is rammed, car parks full. I don't know what the answer is but this doesn't feel quite right."
"It is ridiculous how busy the Trafford Centre is," said another visitor.
And another wrote: "Trafford Centre totally out of control today.
"No crowd control, track/trace, social distancing or cleaning. Compared to hospitality it felt very unsafe."
One member of staff said: "People walking around were packed in like sardines and car parks were left at full capacity.
"The footfall is because of the bad weather and it is becoming a hub because people can't meet at home, so they're coming here.
"We're all sanitised and wearing masks and we're taking all the precautions.
"It's as busy now as it is at Christmas.
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"It's free to park, it's undercover.
"Customers have told us they're buying now in case there's a lockdown at Christmas."
Last week furious drivers claimed they were stuck in gridlocked car park at the Intu shopping centre as shoppers desperately tried to get home.
Many took to social media to complain of the delays, with some claiming they were stuck in the complex for over two hours.
On the Trafford Centre website it says: "Throughout the pandemic, we have been and will continue to do everything we can to make sure the centre is a safe place to visit and work.
"That includes following the guidance from Public Health England and the Government."
It urges people to wear face coverings and to visit the centre with people they live with or in a support bubble with.
The Trafford Centre has been contacted for comment
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