SUPERMARKET giant Asda could limit the number of shoppers in store as part of new measures to promote social distancing in the ongoing battle against Covid-19.

From tomorrow (Wednesday) Asda has confirmed it will be implementing a range of social distancing measures to help follow Government guidelines around staying two metres apart during essential visits to its shops. Numbers  of customers in-store may be limited.

To help keep its colleagues safe, Asda will be installing Perspex screens at its checkouts, pharmacies and service desks to help minimise contact and closing every other ‘Scan and Go’ checkout to help maintain distance.

The retailer has made limiting the spread of Covid-19 is a key priority and has made a raft of changes to its operations, including markers on the floor to help customers keep their distance, directional barriers, additional signage and announcements.

The supermarket has also confirmed that it will be limiting the number of customers in its stores, when necessary, to ensure social distancing guidelines can be maintained.

There will be additional colleagues at the front of store to greet customers and maintain safe numbers inside, with hand sanitiser available for customers to use when entering and departing.

In its latest communications to customers Asda has also asked that customers touch only what they purchase and that they use cashless payment methods wherever possible.

Speaking of the measures being undertaken, CEO and President Roger Burnley commented: “It has never been more important for us to work together to keep our distance. I want you to know that everyone at Asda is working tirelessly to make sure you have the essentials your family needs and that you can shop in our stores safely if you need to visit us.

“We’re working hard to protect you and our colleagues – please help us to do so by following the guidelines in place. My colleagues in our stores are working under incredible pressure to serve you – and I am hugely grateful to them for their efforts. Please be kind to them when you visit us - we’re all in this together.”