SUPERMARKETS are barricading “non-essential” sections – to the fury of buyers.
Angry shoppers have taken to Twitter to complain about not being able to access clothes and other parts of Tesco and Sainsbury’s.
Shops were criticized for similar measures during the 17-day nationwide lockdown last month in Wales.
Following guidelines issued by the UK government on November 5, stores in England that have “sufficiently distinct parts” have been told they should close areas selling non-essential items.
Buyers said they did not have access to baby clothes and socks due to the new restrictions.
A Tesco buyer in Streatham, south London, blasted on Twitter: “Disappointed to see after the outcry over the blocking of clothing, toys, housewares etc. sections. in one of your stores in Wales, you have now done so in your Streatham Extra boutique.
Adding: “I can buy alcohol, but not a kettle or underwear. “
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A Tesco spokesperson said: “In accordance with new UK government guidelines that require the closure of separate floors selling non-food items, we have closed the Clothing and General Merchandise departments in our stores that sell these products from ‘a separate mezzanine level. ”
UK government guidelines stated: “Where a business has sufficiently distinct parts, and one section provides essential retail and one section provides non-essential retail, the non-essential sections should close to limit interactions between clients and the desirability of illness. spread.
“For example, a grocery store might remain open, but a household goods section on a separate floor or in a separate building should close. ”
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