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Asda and Aldi introduce ‘no touch’ policy in face of coronavirus pandemic 

Two major supermarkets have launched new ‘no touch’ policies to help manage the spread of coronavirus in the UK.  Asda and Aldi have issued warnings to customers, urging them to touch only items they intend to purchase.  It’s part of latest measures being rolled out across Britain’s supermarkets to safeguard customers and help implement social distancing guidelines.

Last week, Aldi and Morrisons announced plans to extend their opening times while Tesco introduced one-way aisle systems at its stores.  NHS workers are also being urged to shop at earlier times – often an hour before stores open to the public to help ensure they have access to basic supplies.

“You are allowed to bring your children and other members of your household to our stores, but we ask that you keep this to a minimum to help us maintain social distancing advice.  “We’re asking customers to only touch items they intend to purchase and to use cashless payment wherever they can to minimise contact.  “There will be regular announcements on Asda radio to remind customers of their responsibility to apply social distancing rules, and to help you do this we are closing every other self-checkout till.”