Morrisons installs plastic shields for checkout staff in all stores to protect from contagion

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Morrisons has installed large plastic screens at its tills in all of its stores in order to protect its staff and promote social distancing measures.

The grocer said it will install the clear perspex screens at all checkout in all of its stores to keep its “checkout operators and customers as safe as possible” by the end of the week.

These screens, which stand 1 metre tall and 1.5 metres wide, will feature a small whole next to the cashier where cash and cards can be passed through to pay for items.

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While cash will still be accepted, the retailer will encourage customers to use contactless payments in order to limit the risk of contagion.

It has also introduced increased cleaning in stores and is issuing hand sanitiser to checkout operators at all stores and redeploying colleagues who are vulnerable to the virus.

“We want to do our bit to help customers and colleagues from being affected and to help everyone observe social distancing at our checkouts,” Morrisons chief exeutive David Potts, said.

“This will help us to continue to play our full part in feeding the nation – it’s more than our job.”

This comes after the UK enforced strict new measures to help combat the virus including a ban on any public gatherings of over two people and the closure of all shops selling non-essential goods.

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