New shopping rules for blocking are to be introduced in Sainsbury’s supermarkets. The staff at the door prohibit people from shopping in groups and enforce the mask rules.
The supermarket giant announced the measure on Monday evening to address the rising Covid-19 cases across the UK.
It comes after Morrisons said his staff would enforce mask rules more strictly, reports The mirror.
Sainsbury’s said in a statement it has also reduced the number of customers allowed into stores at the same time.
Simon Roberts, General Manager of Sainsbury’s, said: “I have spent a lot of time in our stores over the past few days to review the current situation. On behalf of all of my colleagues, I ask our customers to help us keep everyone safe.
“The vast majority of customers will shop for sure, but I’ve also seen some customers who have tried to shop without a mask and shop in larger family groups.
“Please help us protect all of our colleagues and customers by always wearing a mask and shopping alone.
“The care and consideration of everyone is more important than ever today.”
Morrison’s shoppers who refuse to wear a mask with no medical exception are encouraged to leave stores starting today.
Chief executive David Potts said those who break the rules will be refused entry unless they are medically exempted.
In a plea urging customers to be “friendly,” he said members of the public and frontline staff should not be put at risk.
“Those offered face-covering who refuse to wear one are not allowed to shop in Morrisons unless they are medically exempted,” Potts said.
“Our business colleagues work hard to feed you and your family. Please be kind.”