Checkers will now have pensioner priority till points – to help them shop faster and safer
- In the latest retailer effort to help keep customers safe during coronavirus-linked panic buying, Checkers says it will now introduce pensioner priority till points.
- Checkers is appealing to senior citizens to shop outside of peak times (early mornings and late afternoons) and when stores are quieter to minimise exposure.
- This is part of effort to curb exposure for South Africans at high risk of catching Covid-19.
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In the latest retailer effort to help keep customers safe during coronavirus-linked panic buying, Checkers says it will now introduce pensioner priority till points.
“Special till points have been allocated to prioritise speedy checkouts for elderly and vulnerable people including those with disabilities,” the supermarket chain said in a statement.
Its owners, the Shoprite group, is appealing to senior citizens to shop outside of peak times (early mornings and late afternoons), when stores are quieter to minimise exposure.
This is part of efforts to curb exposure for South Africans at high risk of catching Covid-19. The elderly are among those at higher risk of morbidity and mortality associated with the novel coronavirus, says the National Institute for Communicable Disease (NICD).
Other safety measures Checkers has introduced include strict hygiene and hand-washing procedures, as well as the clean-as-you-go principles, where surfaces are constantly cleaned and disinfected.
Customers are also being asked to make use of the disinfectant spray bottles when entering stores and at till points.
Like other retailers, Checker is now rationing the sale of certain products including toilet paper, tissues, wipes, liquid soap, hand sanitiser as well as some tinned foods, cereals, antiseptic disinfectant liquids, medicines and vitamins.
Compiled by Jay Caboz.
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