Tesco’s major new rule change for shoppers queuing outside stores in the rain

The supermarket giants have already introduced a range of safety and social distancing measures to keep shoppers safe during the coronavirus crisis.

Wednesday, 3rd June 2020, 6:14 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd June 2020, 6:14 pm

These include a ‘one in, one out’ policy and protective screens have also been installed for staff.

The chain has also introduced more delivery slots and has changed the way shoppers queue outside stories if the weather is bad.

When visiting Tesco, shoppers may now be asked to wait and queue in their cars.

A customer pushes a shopping trolley as he walks through the car park of a Tesco (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

A statement on its website reads: “To help limit the number of people in-store, when you arrive, we may help you park your car.

“If it’s raining or particularly cold, we may ask you to stay in your car to queue – we'll let you know when you can come in.

“Floor markings in our car parks will help you to keep a safe distance when queuing.”

“Tesco has already limited the flow of people coming into the store to make sure they don’t get too busy as well as placing hand sanitisers in shops for customers and colleagues.

“There are extra cleaning products to wipe down trolley seats and baskets.

“Some stores have directional floor markings to create a safe flow of movement.

“Please try to shop on your own to help reduce the number of people in-store at any one time. We understand that this is not always possible, so if you need to bring children with you or shop with a carer, you are welcome to do so,” the message continued.

“If possible, use card or contactless payments.

“Please avoid shopping during our dedicated times for vulnerable and elderly people, and NHS workers. And please be kind to our colleagues, as they’re working hard to serve you; we’re all in this together.”