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Lidl: Discount supermarket updates shopping rules – customers to see more security guards

Lidl has implemented various different rules and regulations over the past year to help stop the spread of coronavirus. The supermarket was one of the first to install a traffic light system to manage the number of customers in-stores and in a recent letter to customers, Lidl CEO Christian Härtnagel shared its latest shopping rules.

Customers are also asked to shop when the stores tend to be less busy to help prevent queues building up outside.

The store tends to be busiest in the morning between 8am to 11am and quietest from 2pm onwards.

The website said: “Of course some stores will slightly vary, and make sure you check your local store opening hours too.”

Shoppers can also expect to see changes to the in-store bakery to help stop the spread of germs. 

In other supermarket news, rival retailer Aldi is asking customers to shop alone where they can to help reduce the number of people inside at any one time.

Aldi CEO, Giles Hurley regularly updates customers with the latest shopping rules.

In his most recent letter, Mr Hurley explained that shoppers will be challenged if they are not wearing a face mask.

A statement on the website reads: “To ensure the safety of our customers and colleagues, it is mandatory for all customers (with certain exceptions) shopping in our stores to wear a face covering for the duration of their visit. 

“Those who refuse to wear a face covering, without medical exemption, will not be allowed in store.”

Customers are also urged to shop considerately and are told that there is no need to stockpile or panic buy.

Mr Hurley added: “In order to help with social distancing, we are encouraging all customers to try and reduce the number of family members they bring with them into our stores.

“Where necessary we are using discretion, but like all supermarkets we’re asking people to come alone if possible to support social distancing in our stores.”

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