Buying your groceries has now changed because of COVID-19 and a major chain is taking more steps to try and prevent the virus from spreading.
“We understand we are an essential service to all Canadians,” said the CEO of Sobeys/Safeway Canada in a letter posted on Twitter. “We are doing everything in our power to maintain our stores to the highest level of cleanliness and safety.”
— Safeway Canada (@SafewayCanada) March 20, 2020
— Sobeys (@sobeys) March 20, 2020
Sobeys has mandated several changes including requiring workers to wash their hands every 15 minutes and having cashiers wipe down common areas more often.
The stores will also have floor markers at check-out lines to ensure shoppers are staying at least two metres apart and plexiglass shields will be put up in front of cashiers.
The hours of operation have also changed to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to allow more time to clean and sanitize and restock shelves.
Other grocery stores including some Save-On Foods and No Frills locations have also reduced hours on top of allowing seniors and vulnerable people to shop one hour before opening.