Tesco makes 2 major changes to social distancing rules in its supermarkets


Tesco is slowly relaxing its social distancing guidelines as the lockout restrictions are relaxed, revealing two big changes in stores. The supermarket will allow more people inside its branches that the new rule of social distance of one meter comes into force.

Tesco also said it has now increased the number of customers allowed inside stores and scrapped one-way systems.

He says these measures will reduce the need to queue in front of supermarkets.

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In March, UK supermarkets introduced a series of social distancing measures. They were one of the only businesses left open while the country was in a lockout.

Tesco has put in place a number of rules for buyers to maintain a social distance gap of two meters, including limiting the amount of customers inside, one-way systems and limits on items stored.

Now the supermarket has told The Sun that it is easing some of these shopping restrictions as more and more people return to the main street after the lockout eases.

The supermarket – which has around 3,700 stores in the UK – said it would still monitor the number of customers visiting, but some branches will now increase their entry limits.

This, he said, would be at the discretion of the manager and subject to the size of each store.

Tesco also confirmed that its one-way systems have been removed, although the supermarket will still ask customers to stay within two meters of each other.

Stores will always have markings on the ground to remind buyers of social distance.

The government has recently reduced the rule of social isolation, so that people must now stand at least one meter apart – although some companies still stick to two meters.

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In addition, Tesco has also increased its limit from 80 items to 95 items as inventory levels return to normal.

The grocer always has a limit of three per person on facial coverings, antibacterial handwashing, antibacterial wipes, flour and eggs.

Elderly and vulnerable buyers also have priority access on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.


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