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Visiting supermarket

Posted: Sun Apr 5, 2020 9:00am
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MsLB46

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Did my first visit to Aldi under Coronavirus conditions. The queuing outside was fine everyone keeping to the 2 meter marks. When I got inside it was a different matter. It was almost impossible to keep far enough away from people. The till was fine with screen protecting staff and customers from each other. After that I went to the side away from everyone and another customer came to do the same right beside me. Also I didn’t see any trolley’s or baskets being wiped down. What are other peoples ex 

Raypro

Posted: Sun Apr 5, 2020 9:25pm

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Posted: Sun Apr 5, 2020 9:25pm

Being over 70 I went to Tesco's at Blue Boar  on Monday morning at 09.00. There was managed segregated queue to enter, as it was a vulnerable person's hour there was good separation in a reasonably well stocked store and there was a spaced an managed queue at the far end to go to the separated checkouts,  this was organised so that you were told which checkout to go to. There was a barrier separating the supermarket from the checkouts and the exit was separated from the entry side. All in all a very good experience. 

MF

Posted: Mon Apr 6, 2020 11:49am

MF

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Posted: Mon Apr 6, 2020 11:49am

I went to both Aldi on Plumstead Road and Morrison's on Riverside last week.

Both had good queuing systems to enter the store; with Morrison's also having an exit queue with only 1 door  open.

Inside both stores was relatively quiet. I waited if space was limited by other shoppers and staff completing online orders. Most people were sensible. 

2 queues for the tills at Morrison's, being marshalled by a member of staff ie directing to tills. Place markers on floor for queuing.

1 of the most comfortable shopping experiences I've had.

No evidence of trolley or basket cleaning but I wore gloves in case.

Trolleys are unlocked at Morrison's.

MsLB46

Posted: Tue Apr 7, 2020 8:45am

MsLB46

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Posted: Tue Apr 7, 2020 8:45am

MF wrote on Mon Apr 6, 2020 11:49am:

I went to both Aldi on Plumstead Road and Morrison's on Riverside last week.

Both had good queuing systems to enter the store; with Morrison's also having an exit queue with only 1 door  open.

Inside both stores was relatively quiet. I waited if space was limited by other shoppers and staff completing online orders. Most people were sensible. 

2 queues for the tills at Morrison's, being marshalled by a member of staff ie directing to tills. Place markers on floor for queuing.

1 of the most comfortable shopping experiences I've had.

No evidence of trolley or basket cleaning but I wore gloves in case.

Trolleys are unlocked at Morrison's.

As I live in the city with no car I use the small branches. Went to Marks and Spencer’s last week. No complaint there they were doing an excellent job.

Not so with Tesco metro on Goal Hill. Started of great no long queue and not to many customers and tape markings all around the store. The problem here was the staff filling shelves. Some of them were in groups of two or three close together and chatting. Didn’t seem to be bothered about social distancing and was having to ask them to move to get past. Luckily I take disposable gloves and have a scarf to cover my mouth and nose

MF

Posted: Wed Apr 8, 2020 12:27pm

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Posted: Wed Apr 8, 2020 12:27pm

Yesterday I went to Sainsbury's Pound Lane. Good queuing system in - using main door with left in, right out. Door by loos is shut. Trolleys were being cleaned after collecting from trolley parks. Spacing marks for tills and screens.

Stock was pretty good apart from pasta and soups. 

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