// Sainsbury’s CEO updates customers on new hygiene measures in stores
// The grocer aims to keep customers and workers safe as the new Omicron variant spreads
Sainsbury’s has announced new measures in stores to keep customers and colleagues safe, as the new Covid-19 Omicron variant spreads in the UK.
The grocer’s chief executive Simon Roberts wrote in a letter to customers that everyone in England must wear a face covering when shopping or working in its stores, unless they are exempt.
“Throughout the week we’ll be putting new signs and posters up in all of our stores and we will have greeters and security guards at the front of our supermarkets to support our colleagues as we help everyone get used to the new rules,” the letter wrote.
Sainsbury’s said it will continue to “thoroughly clean trollies, baskets and checkouts”.
As an extra precautionary measure, the retailer has increased the fresh air circulating to make sure its stores are well-ventilated.
“We will make sure there is plenty of hand sanitiser available as you come in and out of our shops,” Roberts wrote.
“We are doing everything we can to keep everyone safe this festive season – thank you for your ongoing support.”