Retail sites such as Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and Waitrose have announced they will refuse entry for customers not wearing masks unless they are medically exempt.
Several sites will have extra security staff to provide support. Some shops such as Morrisons and Asda will provide a free mask if needed. Those only that are medically exempt will be allowed to shop without a mask.
The chains are also encouraging customers to shop on their own if they can, as this would reduce the number of people shopping to make a safer shopping experience.
Chief executive of Sainsbury's Simon Roberts said: “I’ve spent a lot of time in our stores reviewing the latest situation over the last few days and on behalf of all my colleagues, I am asking our customers to help us keep everyone safe.
“The vast majority of customers are shopping safely, but I have also seen some customers trying to
shop without a mask and shopping in larger family groups.
“Please help us to keep all our colleagues and customers safe by always wearing a mask and by shopping alone. Everyone’s care and consideration matters now more than ever.”
Lionheart Security Services LTD would like to reassure our staff, clients and their customers that we will be taking measures to ensure both public safety and safety of our staff.
We provide security for many retail sites such as Morrisons, Waitrose, Asda, and more. If you need security for your retail site give our team a call on 01902 256020.