Tesco reopens ‘non-essential’ sections of stores after lockdown confusion

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TESCO has reopened “non-essential” sections of its stores after a lockdown confusion.

The retail giant had previously barricaded “non-essential” items, infuriating customers.

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Tesco reopened its ‘non-essential’ section after shoppers expressed anger to find part of the store blocked by a liquor wall in WalsallCredit: BPM Media
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Tesco Extra, Osterley Park, London previously closed the entire clothing floor due to Covid restrictions on non-essential itemsCredit: Dan Charity – The Sun
Tesco's clothing section in Bar Hill, Cambridge, is blocked by pallets of candy and alcohol

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Tesco’s clothing section in Bar Hill, Cambridge, is blocked by pallets of candy and alcoholCredit: Bav Media

The U-turn comes after angry shoppers took to Twitter to complain about being unable to get to clothes and other parts of the supermarket due to strict new lockdown rules.

Customers were puzzled at the sight of “non-essential” sections barricaded by garland walls and piles of Corona and Lynx Africa.

The barricades were guarded by Tesco security guards, leaving shoppers unable to purchase clothes, clothing, toys and electronics.

But the supermarket has since confirmed it reopened its upper floors on Saturday morning, and all items are back on sale.

A spokesperson said, “Our mezzanine levels are open again for customers in all of our stores.”

The store has also published its Christmas delivery slots – and is encouraging Britons to shop ashore despite strong demand online.

The spokesperson added that the retail giant has doubled the number of online slots to 1.5 million each week to help those who cannot shop in-store.

Tesco in Streatham, south London, blocked 'non-essential' aisles11
Tesco in Streatham, south London, blocked ‘non-essential’ aisles

At Tesco in Walsall, West Midlands, the aisles leading to parts of the store were blocked by walls of Corona beer earlier this week.

And in supermarkets in London and Cambridge, similar blockages consisting of pallets of candy and beer have been erected to prevent shoppers from browsing “non-essential” items.

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 that held non-critical inventory.

Buyers had said they did not have access to baby clothes and socks due to the new restrictions.

A Tesco buyer in Streatham blasted on Twitter: “Disappointed to see after the outcry that the clothing, toys, household items, etc. sections were blocked. in one of your stores in Wales you have now done this in your Streatham Extra store.

They added, “I can buy alcohol, but not a kettle or underwear. ”

Shops were criticized for similar measures during the 17-day nationwide lockdown last month in Wales.

A traveler from a Tesco supermarket in Cambridge was blocked to shut down the clothing and general merchandise department11
The traveler at a Tesco supermarket in Cambridge was blocked to shut down the clothing and general merchandise departmentCredit: PA: Press Association
Pallets of candy and bars have been placed around travelers inside supermarkets

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Pallets of candy and bars have been placed around travelers inside supermarketsCredit: PA: Press Association
Tesco Extra on Stretham High Rd in London had previously closed the clothing section

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Tesco Extra on Stretham High Rd in London had previously closed the clothing sectionCredit: Dan Charity – The Sun
Tesco put up signs that part of the store was closed due to the lockdown

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Tesco installed signs that part of the store was closed due to the lockdownCredit: Dan Charity – The Sun

UK government guidelines stated: “When 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. “

Sweets blocked a path to this Tesco's clothing department in Cambridge11
Sweets blocked a path to this Tesco’s clothing department in CambridgeCredit: PA: Press Association
Tesco stores had previously blocked non-essential items in Wales

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Tesco stores had previously blocked non-essential items in WalesCrédits: Getty Images – Getty
Stores cordoned off sections of the store that sold non-food items

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Stores cordoned off sections of the store that sold non-food itemsCrédits: Getty Images – Getty

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