Temperature checks will be mandatory for all staff and voluntary for customers of T&T Supermarket stores across Canada starting Monday.
The Canadian supermarket chain, which has stores in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, confirmed the deployment of its “temperature verification service” to CTV News Toronto on Sunday afternoon.
Company spokesperson Paul Ho said the new initiative was a way for them to stop the spread of COVID-19 among their employees and customers.
“We check all the staff and offer it as a voluntary service to our customers,” said Ho.
“Anyone with fever will have to go home and contact their health care provider.”
As of Monday, Ho said that the discovered staff had a fever would be paid and that clients with fever would be sent home with a face mask.
Grocery stores in Ontario and across Canada remain open in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic as they are considered an essential service.
Most grocery stores have implemented physical distance guidelines, ensuring that staff and customers follow provincial orders.