// Morrisons introduces ‘discreet’ initiative which offers free period products
// The supermarket urges customers to go to the front desk and ask for a parcel that ‘Sandy’ has left for you
// Staff are then required to hand over an envelope with a sanitary product inside
Morrisons has launched a ‘discreet’ initiative in its stores which offers free period products for those in need.
In a note spotted in one of its stores, which has since gone viral on Twitter, the supermarket urges customers to simply go to the front desk and ask for a parcel that ‘Sandy’ has left for you.
Staff are then required to hand over an envelope with a sanitary product inside.
Morrisons has since received positive response on social media.
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The initiative is not yet running nationwide but Morrisons is considering rolling it out across the country.
In the meantime, the store urged shoppers to check with their local supermarket to see if they are currently participating in the scheme.
It comes after news in January that free sanitary products will be available to all schools and colleges in England as part of a drive to stamp out ‘period poverty’.
The Department for Education also hopes the change will help break down the stigma surrounding menstruation.
Under the scheme, schools and colleges will be able to order a range of sanitary products, including eco-friendly options, so that they are on hand when students need them.