Tesco rolls out in store changes that will affect every single customer

Tesco is making a change to all of its stores, that will effect how each and every customer shops.

The supermarket is introducing a set of new social distancing rules, that all people who are shopping in stores will need to abide by.

The changes include floor makers to change the ‘directional flow’ of stores, and where necessary limiting the amount of people inside a store at a time.

Tesco confirmed the news with a statement on its website, reading: “To make sure we’re doing everything possible to reduce the risk of infection for our customers and colleagues, we’ll be introducing new social distancing measures in our stores soon.” 

The supermarket is yet to confirm when the changes will come into force, the Liverpool Echo reports.

We’ve detailed the full list of further changes Tesco is set to make to ensure its customers are kept safe whilst shopping.

  • Staff at the entrances of larger stores to remind customers about the safety measures in place, including the legal requirement to wear a face covering.
  • Where necessary, Tesco will limit the flow of people coming into stores to make sure they don’t get too busy.
  • Hand sanitisers are being placed around stores for customers and colleagues to use, as well as extra cleaning products to wipe down your trolley or basket.
  • In some stores, Tesco will introduce directional floor markings and new signs to create a safe flow of movement around the store.
  • New floor markings will help you to keep a safe distance from others while waiting to pay.
  • Tesco is installing protective screens at its checkouts.
  • Where possible, it will create separate entrances and exits to its stores, so it’s easier to keep a safe distance from other shoppers.
  • Tesco is encouraging customers to shop on their own to help reduce the number of people in-store at any one time.
  • If possible, use card or contactless payments.
  • Please avoid shopping during Tesco’s dedicated times for vulnerable and elderly people.