Bristol news We visited 4 supermarkets in a face mask and this is what we saw MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - We found compliance on face covering rules varies significantly across supermarkets
Breaking News ! Wearing a face covering in shops and supermarkets in England has been mandatory for just over a week. Since Friday, July 24, those who fail to comply with the new rules around face coverings face a fine of up to £100. Mask-wearing has been compulsory on public transport in England and at NHS facilities across the UK since mid June. This latest move on face coverings in shops brought England in line with other European countries like Spain or Germany. There has been a lot of debate around face coverings so we thought we would visit four major supermarkets in the city to see what compliance was like: Asda A sign in Asda I visited the Asda superstore in Bedminster at Monday lunchtime. At the time, the store was busy but there was no need to queue to go in. I don't normally shop here so I don't know if that is usually the case. There is a big sign by the entry asking people to wear a mask and, once inside, I noticed the majority of people were wearing face coverings. However, I counted around 10 adults without one - who I also felt were less respectful of social distancing. Read More Related Articles Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and Co-op urging customers not to eat these items Read More Related Articles From Aldi and Lidl to Tesco and Sainsbury's - what supermarkets will do if you don't wear a mask Of the four supermarkets I visited, the Asda branch was the one I felt the least safe in. It is the one I saw the highest number of people not complying with rules around face masks, which was particularly worrying as when I visited the supermarket was quite busy. Ranking: 4th place Tesco The front of Tesco I sometimes shop in the Tesco Extra in Eastgate so, remembering the massive queues to go in there at the beginning of the coronavirus lockdown, I was surprised to go straight in especially as it was lunchtime. Immediately, I noticed there were more signs around the store asking people to wear a face covering and to obey with social distancing guidelines in comparison to Asda. Read More Related Articles Why Asda, Morrisons and Tesco staff won’t have to wear face masks Read More Related Articles Aldi issues message to customers ahead of compulsory face mask rule The store was relatively quiet and I was only able to spot one person not covering their face. In fact, they had a face mask on but were wearing it below the chin.
. Of the four supermarkets I visited, Tesco is where I felt safest. Ranking: 1st place Find out where's delivering near you:
I went to the Morrisons in Fishponds on Thursday afternoon at around 4pm. It wasn't too busy and I was able to walk straight in. Straight away, I noticed the store didn't have as many signs as others I had visited earlier in the week and, walking up the first aisle, I saw two people wearing their face masks below the chin. Apart from that, I only spotted two shoppers not wearing one at all. I was surprised by the lack of signs around the supermarket, but it was the only where I saw hand sanitisers around. The queues also looked very organised. Ranking: 3rd place
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Aldi in Church Road
The Aldi in Church Road is where I normally shop so, when I went there on Thursday afternoon, I noticed some changes straight away. First of all, there is a big sign on entry asking you to cover your face. Just after you enter the store, there is a stand selling face masks and a cleaning station too. There are reminders along the aisles asking shoppers to keep their distance and wear their masks. I saw three people not wearing a mask in the store, but I heard one of them asking a staff member where they could get a mask from. By nature, Aldis tend to be smaller supermarkets so socially distancing is not as easy, I find. However, I felt safer than I did in Asda or Morrisons. Ranking: 2nd place
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