This decision comes as the coronavirus lockout is deployed for an additional three weeks, and efforts are being stepped up even more to stop the virus from spreading.
It is one of the latest measures deployed in UK supermarkets to protect customers and help implement social distancing guidelines, reports the Mirror.
Asda now says it hopes to prevent the spread of the coronavirus by asking customers not to touch items they don’t intend to buy.
The message on its website says, “There will also be clear signage, directional barriers and floor markings to help you get around our store easily and maintain a distance of two meters from other customers and our colleagues.
“You have the right to bring your children and other household members to our stores, but we ask that you keep this to a minimum to help us maintain social distancing advice.
“We ask customers to only touch the items they intend to purchase and use cashless payment wherever they can to minimize contact.
“There will be regular announcements on Asda radio to remind customers of their responsibility to apply social distancing rules, and to help you do that, we are closing all other self-checkouts until.” “
Aldi has also issued warnings to customers, urging them to only touch the items they intend to purchase