(Supplied, Clicks)
(Supplied, Clicks)
  • Clicks are rolling out perspex screens at till points to protect employees and consumers against Covid-19.
  • Floor staff will also be receiving perspex visors designed to offer protection from droplets from potentially infected customers. 
  • Pick n Pay rolled out perspex screens at 300 stores on Wednesday. 
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One of the country’s largest pharmacy chains, Clicks, has started rolling out perspex, or plexiglass, screens at its till points countrywide in a bid to slow down the spread of Covid-19 to at-risk employees and consumers. 

Floor staff will also be receiving perspex visors specially designed to offer protection from droplets released by coughing, sneezing and speaking.

Pick n Pay on Wednesday rolled out perspex screens at till points at 300 stores to reduce the risk of Covid-19 being spread between consumers and cashiers via droplets.

The perspex visors (Supplied, Clicks)
The perspex visors (Supplied, Clicks)

Clicks chief store operations officer Sedick Arendse said the group will also be offering employees flu vaccines at no cost to boost their immunity against the annual flu virus.

There is currently no vaccine against Covid-19, but the flu vaccine can help clear up whether someone has the coronavirus or seasonal flu, as symptoms are similar.

“We are committed to providing pharmacy, healthcare and essential goods throughout the lockdown and are doing everything we can to ensure that our staff and customers are safe and protected,” Arendse said. 

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He said the retailer will also be limiting the number of customers in-store at any one time and has installed markers on the floor to indicate how far apart customers should stand.

Other preventative measures include providing hand sanitisers at entrances and in-store. 

Arendse appealed to customers to stay home if they suspect they have Covid-19 symptoms and to respect physical distancing guidelines while in store.

(compiled by James de Villiers)