Official guidance for store like ours is yet to follow and may need to change when we understand more, but for now we have been busy today installing safety measures for you and our staff which will include the following:
Thank you today to Calvert’s who despite now being closed sent 3 men in to install barriers at 2 of our tills to protect our staff, and customers. As you can see they had to use plywood with a washable varnish as they couldn’t access any Perspex with the stores now closed but it is certainly effective!
This will mean card payments only please. We will be restricted to only using 2 tills now to keep customers a safe distance from each other.
We have been offered face masks and gloves for our staff from various people for which we are very grateful.
A sanitising point will be at the entrance of the store to allow you to wipe your trolley or basket before use.
We will at times be operating a limit to numbers entering the store, please respect this and queue outside at a safe distance from others.
The butchers and deli will continue to operate though we will only be offering pre packed items only to avoid interaction at the counters.
We are asking our customers to please shop sensibly, ideally alone, to avoid numbers in the store, leaving a safe distance from each other and staff.
We will also introduce a hour for the elderly and vulnerable to shop and those shopping on behalf of them, which will be Monday to Saturday 8am - 9am. Sunday 10.30 - 11.30am
We may at time close the store to allow us to take deliveries in through the front door, again to avoid close contact with others.
Due to putting these measures in place we are unable at this time to take orders for pick up or delivery. We are really upset about this but this is the situation we currently find ourselves in.
Thank you to Jonathan and all at the Coop for his help and advice and by working together and putting all these measures in place we can get through this and beat it.
We are aiming to reopen the store mid morning Wednesday 25th March.
Stay safe everyone and thank you for your support.