Asda adds new security measures and virtual queuing to stores for Christmas
Asda has announced a change to the running of their stores which may affect customers ahead of Christmas.
The supermarket giant will be adding extra security staff on the doors of its 421 large superstores between December 19 and 24.
The extra safety procedures are being implemented to “protect colleagues and customers during the busy Christmas shopping period”.
Extra security staff will join the current Asda safety marshals – who currently control how many people are allowed to enter and ensure those not exempt are wearing masks – at the doors of each big shop.
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Retailer, Asda, also said its Qudini virtual queuing app is available across its UK stores.
This allows you to join the queue to enter the store through the app while getting updates about your position in line.
Automatic counting tech has been added to the 100 busiest Asda shops to make sure access is controlled and customers are able to effectively socially distance.
Roger Burnley, Asda chief executive officer and president, said: “The festive season is always the busiest time of year for our stores so we have introduced additional safety measures to protect colleagues and customers during this period."
He continued: “These new measures will help customers to get in and out of our larger stores quickly and safely and we are confident they will continue to play their part by respecting social distancing when they shop.”
Plus, last week the supermarket said that it will not open its stores on Boxing Day.
The company is closing 631 stores to give hardworking staff the “opportunity to spend this time with those loved ones”.
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