A HAZMAT suit wearing shopper has been spotted in Primark.

Steffi Lucas came across the Covid concerned individual during an afternoon of Christmas shopping in Brighton.

“I looked over my shoulder while out shopping and saw this guy in a full Hazmat suit,” she told The Argus.

“I caught eye contact with a few other people, and they were laughing. I quickly snapped this shot and shared it on Facebook.

“It is a bit of a shame that people are so frightened by this virus and feel the need to do this - but each to their own.”

The Argus: A Hazmat suit wearing shopping in Primark in Western Road, Brighton A Hazmat suit wearing shopping in Primark in Western Road, Brighton

The photo was taken in Primark on Western Road on Thursday.

Facebook users were quick to make light of the outfit choice in the comments of Steffi’s post.

“I used to dress like that to go into Primark anyway,” one said.

Another added: “What floor are they selling them on?”

The highest weekly Covid rate reported across Brighton and Hove was in Hollingbury, where there were 68 cases reported in the seven days leading up to December 10 - giving it a weekly coronavirus rate of 1,042.0 cases per 100,000 population.

The area of the city with the second highest weekly coronavirus rate was Bevendean and Moulsecoomb East, which recorded 69 cases in seven days.

This gave it a seven-day rolling rate of 866 cases per 100,000 population.

St James's Street and Queen's Park had the least confirmed cases in the week leading up to December 10, with 38 positive tests giving it a rate of 392.2 cases per 100,000 population.

North Laine and The Lanes and Kemp Town also all had rates of less than 500 cases per 100,000 population.

Overall, in Brighton and Hove there were 1,891 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the seven days leading up to December 9, giving the city a weekly rate of 648.2 cases per 100,000 population.