Changes to in store shopping

General hygiene and masks

We encourage customers to keep up good hygiene practices by washing their hands regularly and using the hand sanitiser available in our stores. If you are feeling unwell, please stay at home.

We’d also strongly encourage our customers and our team to wear face masks or coverings in our stores in accordance with the Government’s advice to Kiwis.

Physical distancing in place throughout the country

This includes markings on floors, perspex screens at checkout, using the shopping trolley as a guide for distance and closing off every second checkout and every second self-service checkout.

To help our checkout team stay safe, we will be asking you to pack your own bags at checkouts.

Limiting customer numbers in store

To make sure everyone has space to shop safely, we will be monitoring the number of people in our stores at any one time.

Where possible, please make sure you are sending one person, per family to do the shopping.

There will be a separate queue for customers collecting Pick up orders.

Extra cleaning in stores

As part of the health and safety measures we have in place, we will be carrying out additional cleaning in our stores. This will include regular cleaning of high touch areas such as the eftpos machines at checkout and our self-service checkouts.

Delis, bulk food and BYO containers

Our delis will stay open however we’ve closed our bulk food sections.

We are not currently accepting BYO containers or BYO bags for Pick up.

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