Plexiglass will be made available across SuperValu stores as an added protective measure for cashiers against Coronavirus, with the first installations being completed today.
This follows the other social distancing and preventative measures that have already been introduced such as hand sanitisers and tape on the floor to show customers how far to stay apart in queues, along with community supports for elderly and vulnerable people.
“We are going above and beyond for our team and customers who visit our stores by making this investment," said Martin Kelleher, managing director of SuperValu.
"It is very important for us to give peace of mind to our people, especially our cashiers who are the face of SuperValu."
Kelleher said that he welcomes the announcement by the banks that they will be raising the contactless threshold to €50 and would ask customers to tap and pay wherever possible, or to use their smartphone for higher value purchases.
Earlier this week, Kelleher said that the group has upweighted sanitisation and cleaning protocols in place, with stores cleaning trolley and basket handles as preventative measures.
“Our stores are also very mindful of the elderly and vulnerable people in their community," he said, "we are prioritising the elderly all day long in our stores."
He highlighted that Supervalu have staff around its stores committed to ensuring the elderly and vulnerable customers are looked after when they visit.
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