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Waitrose to limit number of people allowed in shops

Waitrose have introduced a variety of measures to protect customers and staff.

1y ago

Today, Waitrose is introducing a limit to the number of people allowed in their shops at any one time, a company press release confirms. The measures are as follows:

There will be a marshalls ensuring customers remain 2m apart from each other outside the shop.

There will be, as has already been seen in a slew of shops, markers on the floor to keep people apart inside.

Moreover there will be plastic screens protecting those working at the checkout from infected moisture droplets, and back to back checkouts will only operate on one side to reduce mingling between staff members.

Protective visors will be made available to Partners, protecting them from moisture entering their eyes, nose or mouth.

Instructions will be placed on lifts instructing that only one person or household can enter at a time.

Cashless and contactless payments will be encouraged. Recently, the contactless limit was raised to £45 to make this very safe way to pay a more viable option for people doing a big shop.

Bérangère Michel, Partner & Executive Director, Customer Service John Lewis Partnership said: “The health of our Partners and customers has always been our number one priority and we fully support social distancing.

“While these measures will dramatically change how people shop and interact with others in our stores for the moment - they are absolutely vital to ensure that our customers can shop safely and that our Partners are protected as they go above and beyond to serve shoppers in this time of crisis.”

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Comments (3)

  • Yep, the germiest thing I did this week was go to the shops. I felt like the only one doing social distancing, and that's not how it works.

      1 year ago
    • Yeah it is clearly the problem area of this self isolation malarkey. If only the delivery service was running in a vaguely normal fashion!

        1 year ago
  • I feel scared whenever anyone’s outside my door

      1 year ago