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Breaking News ! With England in another lockdown, and a new variant of the virus spreading throughout the country, supermarkets are once again toughening up their rules to keep staff and shoppers safe. The new variant is more transmissible than the original strain of coronavirus, meaning that it is spreading through our communities faster than before, with multiple warnings that the NHS could be overwhelmed. To help make things clear and allow people to shop for their essentials safely, Tesco has outlined six rules shoppers in their stores must follow at all times, or risk being turned away, according to our sister site Birmingham Live. Tesco UK CEO Jason Tarry said: "Since the start of the pandemic, we've focused on ensuring everyone can get the food they need in a safe environment. Read More Related Articles BBC weather: Exact time heavy snow could fall in each Cambridgeshire town Read More Related Articles Banks threaten to close accounts of customers who refuse to wear a mask "Our safety measures are there to protect you and our colleagues, as we all follow the latest government guidance. "Now that strict national lockdown measures are in place again, we wanted to share an update on some of the ways we're supporting you to shop safely." With branches all across Cambridgeshire, Tesco is the country's biggest retailer, from large superstores such as those in Bar Hill and Peterborough's Serpentine Green to smaller Tesco Express stores scattered around the county. Face coverings are a legal requirement An elderly customer shops wearing a face mask in a Sainsbury's supermarket (stock image) (Image: Daily Mirror) Tesco has said that anyone without a face covering, who is not exempt from wearing one, will no longer be allowed to enter their stores. They said: "To protect our colleagues and customers, we won’t let anyone into our stores who isn’t wearing a face covering unless they’re exempt in line with government guidance. "Please also make sure that you wear your face covering correctly – covering your mouth and your nose." Use our handy tool below to find out more about the Covid vaccine near you: Shop alone where possible As was the case in the first lockdown, almost a year ago, people are being asked to shop alone where possible. Of course, carers and people with children who cannot leave them home with someone else can continue to shop with others. "Please shop alone unless you’re a carer or with children," explained the supermarket. "We also encourage you to shop only when you need to, in line with government guidance to stay at home.
. Tesco explained: "We continue to limit the number of people in our stores and we have a ‘one-in, one-out’ system in place to ensure social distancing." Green means go
Some Tesco stores now have traffic light systems to show people when it is safe to enter the store
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Many stores have had 'traffic light' indicators installed to show people when it is safe to enter the store to avoid overcrowding and make social distancing possible. "We have introduced a traffic light system at more than 1,300 of our store entrances," explained the retailer. "The system monitors numbers and will light up green when you can safely enter. If the light is red, then the limit has been reached and our colleagues will ask you to join a queue outside the store." Sanitise your hands, basket and trolley With hand washing being proven to be one of the best ways to keep ourselves safe, Tesco is warning people that they should also be cleaning down baskets and trolleys before using them. They said: "We have cleaning stations in our stores so that you can sanitise your trolley or basket, and you’ll find plenty of hand sanitiser around the store to use while you shop."
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Online shopping and Tesco delivery slots Those who are most at risk have once again been asked to shield, and the rest of us have been told to limit the number of reasons for which we leave our homes. This means that the demand for online delivery slots has increased, however, Tesco is asking those who can safely shop in-store to continue doing so - to free up slots for those who are most vulnerable. Tesco is reassuring customers that they are even taking safety measures when it comes to having your food delivered. "If you’re shopping online, our colleagues will maintain a safe distance when they deliver your shopping," they explained, "and they will regularly sanitise their hands and equipment. "Please help us to free up online slots for those who need them most by shopping in-store if you’re able to do so safely."