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Salisbury's Waitrose makes coronavirus changes

Salisbury's Waitrose makes coronavirus changes

Published by The Spire FM News Team at 8:20am 20th March 2020. (Updated at 10:29am 20th March 2020)

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There's also a new dedicated shopping time at Co-Op stores for the elderly and vulnerable.

The Waitrose store on Churchill Way will have the first hour of opening as a priority for certain customers.

At the Salisbury store, that means it will apply between 7.30 and 8.30am.

The supermarket's also chosen to close their cafes for the time being, as part of the Government guidance on social distancing.

There's also set to be a suspension of the free hot drinks through the MyWaitrose scheme for the time being.

Waitrose and Partners say all the measures are aimed at freeing up staff to keep the shelves stocked.

MESSAGE FOR STAFF

The company's launching a staff hardship fund to protect their employees who might be affected by Covid-19.

In a statement, they've asked us to be supportive too: 

"We thank (staff) and we thank you for the patience and support you have shown them in the last weeks. We ask you to continue to show them care in such trying times."

A £1 million Community Support Fund for causes across the UK is being set up by the John Lewis Partnership too.

Old Sarum Co-Op Crozier Close
The Co-Op is also bringing in some alterations to help customers

CO-OP STORES DOING THEIR BIT

Branches, including the ones at Old Sarum and Wilton, will be making a few changes to help people who might otherwise find it difficult to shop during the outbreak.

The Co-Op is bringing a priority shopping time for vulnerable people between 9.30 and 10.30am.

Co-Op Coronavirus Sign
Signs have been put up at the store

Shoppers are asked to respect the restrictions to support others.

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