Shoprite and Checkers stores have rolled out temperature testing and mobile clinics for its employees to ensure its stores remain safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Employees at the stores wear face shields that are sanitized, with surfaces like tills, and pin pads being sanitized more frequently.
Customers are urged to make use of the disinfectant spray bottles when entering stores and at till points, and sani wipes provided at store entrances for use on hands and trolley and basket handles.
“Daily temperature testing as employees arrive at work and the rollout of mobile clinics follows the issuing of plastic face shields for employees last week, and stringent hygiene and sanitizing protocols that have been in place across all of its stores, distribution centres and offices to keep the shopping environment virus-free,” said the group.
Employees with high temperatures are taken to the Group’s mobile clinics for a consultation and, if necessary, they will be referred for further testing.
In addition, employees of merchandising, security and cleaning companies will also undergo temperature scanning.
“We continue to take proactive steps to protect our employees and customers while we provide an essential service to supply food to the nation”, said Shoprite Group CEO, Pieter Engelbrecht
The Group has already rolled out four clinics at its Brackenfell, Canelands, Centurion and Cilmor distribution centres, five mobile clinics in Gauteng and four in the Western Cape. A further eight mobile clinics will be deployed in the coming week to reach KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and the Free State. Mobile clinics will be allocated to densely populated areas and areas where state clinics are under tremendous pressure.
Customers unable to leave their homes can order deliveries through Sixty60 and Checkers Food Services.
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