What new coronavirus rules mean for supermarket shoppers at Asda, Aldi & Tesco and more – Latest News

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Throughout the coronavirus national lockdown Brits were still able to go to supermarkets to do their weekly shop.

Those who don’t follow the new rules risk being being £100, which doubles on each offence up to £3,200.

From September 14, new coronavirus restrictions are coming into effect. Here’s is what the new rules mean for supermarket shoppers

You can no longer go shopping with more than five other people

Tesco won’t be ‘policing’ government rules

Aldi encourages customers to wear facemasks

Sainsbury’s will not ‘challenge’ customers not wearing a mask

Iceland will not instruct staff to ‘police’ face masks

The only massive rule change for supermarket shoppers is that you won’t be able to shop in groups of more than six.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that from Monday, September 14, there will be a ban on gatherings of more than six people in England – indoors and outside.

Some of the major supermarkets have implemented their own rules regarding shopping.

If your household or social bubble is larger than six, you can still go shopping together.

But rules for shoppers are constantly changing – and sometimes it’s hard to keep up.

Here are the rules for the individual supermarkets, including Asda, Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Iceland, as reported by Manchester Evening News.

A spokesperson from the supermarket chain said: “Throughout the pandemic our customers have embraced many new rules to keep everyone safe in our stores, and we are confident they will continue to show care and consideration for each other by wearing a face covering when they visit our stores.

Asda encourages customers to stay two metres apart while shopping, as well as wearing face coverings.

“While we will do all we can to strongly encourage customers to respect the new guidelines, the responsibility for policing and enforcing them does lie with the relevant authorities.”

“We also have signs at the entrance to the store and on the shelf edges to encourage customers to wear a face covering and are using Asda FM (our in-store radio) to further remind customers.

Customers are encouraged to wear face coverings while shopping in Tesco.

If you’ve simply forgotten to bring one, you will be able to purchase one at the entrance of each store.

Tesco also has directional floor markings in some store, creating a safe flow of movement.

However, like other supermarket chains, staff won’t be policing the rules – as they might have a reason for not wearing a mask.

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