Supermarket Spot Checks

Supermarkets are allowing a certain number of shoppers into the store, however no-one is policing inside the store. Shoppers are not using a one way system, lots of people in aisles. There needs to be staff at every aisle ensuring the stsytem is being followed. Police/Army should be carrying out spot checks.

Why the contribution is important

We have to limit passing this virus and the only way to do this is limit shoppers within aisles. Spain and Italy had a voucher system in place, we should be doing the same.

by Foxysas on May 06, 2020 at 07:33PM

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  • Posted by theresasheldon May 06, 2020 at 20:14

    This si imperative. Supermarkets have q's outside but allow far too many in the stores - they are crowded!
  • Posted by Lasteele May 06, 2020 at 20:17

    As a supermarket worker for large retailer I can confirm the police are doing checks to make sure social distancing measures are in place. Our store does monitor number of customers and while not every store has one way systems in place that may be as some stores have wider aisles, their layout is very linear and doesn’t really require such a system and from my experience the shopping experience for many customers has become very overwhelming. I fear putting more restrictions in place we add to this anxiety. Stores not only the one I work at but the other one I shop at have by the most part done well in putting measures in place to help customers and staff. That being said what needs to stop is people travelling from one town to another to go to a larger supermarket for instance.
  • Posted by Thistle May 06, 2020 at 20:51

    I do not want the army doing spotchecks on people to find out if they are following instructions. This is a very slippery slope.
  • Posted by MrsBoggs May 06, 2020 at 21:30

    To Lasteele, we shouldn't prevent people travelling to a near town to shop. Most people always have done, as small towns provide small, usually expensive convenient stores. To expect those stores to suddenly supply the whole town's food shop for a few months would just overwhelm them. I also believe it excessive to police the distance people maintain from each other. The image conjured is not unlike a war situation.
  • Posted by angelseasonfive May 06, 2020 at 21:33

    Well said Lasteele.
  • Posted by TG May 06, 2020 at 21:55

    Totally agree with MrsBoggs.
  • Posted by lalaw May 09, 2020 at 13:14

    A suggestion regarding deployment of police: how is it sensible for 2 policemen to stop a single person from walking on what looks like a deserted beach (as in a recent newspaper photo) when they could instead be controlling entrance to a supermarket and maintaining the rules of social distancing within the store. At the moment certain city supermarkets have no effective one-way systems and are crammed with closely packed shoppers reaching across each other. This lack of control is in no one's interests.
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