// Aldi says it will provide all shop floor staff with face masks during the Covid-19 pandemic
// This is in addition to the provision of gloves & clear screens at more than 7000 checkouts
Aldi has announced that it will provide all of its UK shop floor staff with a face mask to further support their safety amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
The face masks come after the German discount grocer recently announced the provision of gloves and clear screens that are being installed at more than 7000 checkouts.
Aldi UK staff can also now access the government’s Covid-19 testing programme for critical workers.
- Aldi takes on increased volume of beef & plants to support farmers
- Aldi launches online shopping vouchers for vulnerable and elderly
- Aldi launches online delivery to help vulnerable customers
Meanwhile, Aldi this week introduced a voucher scheme to make it easier for volunteers to buy food on behalf of the vulnerable and those self-isolating.
The vouchers are available to buy on a new Aldi voucher website vouchers.aldi.co.uk.
Once purchased, the vouchers can be posted to any address in the UK so they can be given to volunteers, friends or family members to shop on behalf of vulnerable people.
In addition, Aldi has joined the UK Government’s free school meals programme meaning those eligible can now access Aldi vouchers through the Edenred scheme.
Moreover, yesterday Aldi announced it would buy additional volumes of British beef to support farmers faced with surplus product due to closures of restaurants and catering businesses.
The supermarket chain is also helping horticultural suppliers by increasing orders of spring plants that would otherwise be disposed of because of the closure of their normal routes to market.