SUPERMARKETS are barricading “non-essential” sections — to the fury of consumers.
Offended consumers took to Twitter to complain about not having the ability to get to garments and different elements of Tesco and Sainsbury’s.
Tesco in Streatham, South London, blocked off ‘non important’ aisles
Shops have been blasted for comparable measures throughout the 17-day national lockdown last month in Wales.
Following guidance published by the UK government on 5 November, retailers in England which have “sufficiently distinct elements” have been advised they need to shut the areas promoting non-essential objects.
Shoppers have reported being unable to get access to baby clothes and socks because of the new restrictions.
One shopper on the Tesco in Streatham, South London, fumed on Twitter: “Dissatisfied to see after the uproar of blockading clothes, toys, homeware and so on sections in one in all your shops in Wales, you’ve now completed this in your Streatham Further retailer.
Including: “I should buy booze, however, not a kettle or underwear.”
Tesco shops have already been blockading non-essential objects in WalesCredit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
Shops cordoned off sections of the store that have been promoting non-food objectsCredit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
A Tesco spokesperson stated: “In keeping with new Authorities steerage in England which requires the closure of separate flooring promoting non-food objects, we’ve closed the Clothes and Normal Merchandise departments in our shops that promote these merchandise from a separate mezzanine stage.”
The steerage from the UK authorities stated: “The place a enterprise has sufficiently distinct elements, and one part gives important retail and one part gives non-essential retail, the non-essential sections ought to near restrict interactions between clients and the chance for the illness to unfold.
“For instance a meals store might keep open, however a homeware part on a separate flooring or separate constructing ought to shut.”
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