Tesco boss urges shoppers to visit stores alone to help reduce queues in reminder on supermarket rules

TESCO shoppers have been urged to visit supermarkets alone.

The retail giant made the plea in a bid to help cut down queues in stores and help keep customers and staff safe.

In an email to millions of Tesco Clubcard customers Jason Tarry, CEO of the UK's biggest grocer, said today: "To help us manage the number of people in-store, we're strongly encouraging customers to shop alone where possible."

"This is in line with government guidance and will help reduce time spent queuing in-store, asking it safer for all our customers and colleagues. "

There are fears that supermarkets could run out of lettuce, cauliflower and citrus fruits due to a French travel ban.

Tesco updated shoppers to say there is still good availability of these items.

TESCO PRODUCT LIMITS EXPLAINED

THESE are the items that Tesco has limits on, these rules have been in place since September 2020.

There's still a limit of three per person in store on five items:

  • flour
  • dried pasta
  • toilet roll
  • baby wipes
  • anti-bacterial wipes

The supermarket also told customers that it has "good stock levels" and urged shoppers not to panic buy.

Although, Brits have been seen queuing outside shops from 6am amid food shortage fears.

The email also warned shoppers to check fridge temperatures if they've bought Christmas food early this year.

It said: "You may have chosen to buy your Christmas food a little earlier this year.

"If so, please make sure you store your fresh turkey in your fridge at a temperature of no more than 4°C.

SUPERMARKET RULES EXPLAINED

WE explain supermarket rules.

Traffic light systems at doors to help manage the flow of customers and maintain social distancing

You must wear a face covering, unless you're exempt

Keep safe, use sanitation stations, perspex screens at tills and social distancing signs and markers

Shop alone, where possible and avoid busy times

"For more information, check out our turkey guide."

Tesco, along with all other UK supermarkets, have had a number of rules in place since the coronavirus outbreak started.

This includes a "traffic light" system to help manage the flow of customers into larger stores.

There is social distancing signage, plastic screens, cleaning and hand sanitiser stations.

Customers are also asked to use contactless payments where possible.

Of course, you must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

Tesco is extending its opening hours in the run-up to Christmas with some locations open for 24 hours.

Asda has also hired extra security staff to help manage queues over the festive period.

Find out when your supermarket is open with our guide to opening times over Christmas for Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and more.

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