Covid-19 Safety Measures – Do You Feel Safe When Shopping In Lytham St.Anne’s?

Which?, the consumer championing magazine, has surveyed shoppers upon their approval of the safety measures found in our major supermarket chains.  Sainsbury’s came top with an 81% approval rating from shoppers.  Lidl and Iceland were the lowest with a 66% approval rating.

Here is the approval rating table:

  • Sainsbury’s 81%
  • Marks and Spencer’s 79%
  • Waitrose 78%
  • Tesco 74%
  • Aldi 73%
  • Morrison’s 73%
  • Asda 70%
  • Co-op 69%
  • Iceland 66%
  • Lidl 66%

Which? Magazine Editor, Harry Rose praised retailers who have adapted and introduced effective safety measures during the pandemic. But he continued, ‘Our research shows shoppers feel some supermarkets are doing a better job than others at keeping them safe. While lockdown restrictions are set to ease in the next few weeks, supermarkets should ensure their safety measures are the best they can be, so that everyone can shop confidently and safely.’

Which? is now campaigning for supermarkets to ensure that safety measures remain a priority so that people can shop confidently as lockdown measures are gradually eased.

There are a number of measures supermarkets can adopt to minimise the risk of COVID-19 spreading in their stores. These include:

  • Hand sanitiser stations at entrances
  • Limits on the number of people allowed into the store at once
  • Checkout screens and dividers
  • Floor markings for social distancing
  • Implementing one-way systems
  • Mandating mask wearing in-store for those without medical exemptions
  • Regular cleaning of the store
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