Plexiglas shields at cash registers are among new measures that Sobeys grocery stores announced on Friday morning to help protect customers and staff from COVID-19.
Store hours will also be reduced from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to allow staff more time for new sanitation protocols and to stock shelves.
The company said staff are now to wash their hands every 15 minutes and cashiers will disinfect their tills more frequently
Sobeys said floor markers will also be added to queuing areas to help customers maintain proper social distancing.
Michael Medline, the company’s president and CEO, detailed the changes in a statement posted to the company’s Twitter account.
The Plexiglas shielding was installed at some stores Thursday night and the company said they’ll roll out the protection at every store as soon as possible.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 20, 2020