Tesco makes huge changes to car parking rules to limit customers during coronavirus crisis

Tesco makes huge changes to car parking rules to limit customers during coronavirus crisis

Like many supermarket chains, Tesco has adjusted its operations as the coronavirus pandemic continues. The retailer has announced three new rules that will be enforced in car parks.

The retailer has announced new rules will be enforced for those driving to the stores.

What should customers do?

Posting on their website, the retailer told customers they could be told where to park.

Doing this will help them stick to social distancing rules.


The website said: “To help limit the number of people in-store, when you arrive, we may help you park your car.”

Most supermarkets have had long queues outside as fewer customers are allowed in stores at one time.

Some may be asked to stay in their cars while queueing, the post explained.

It read: “If it’s raining or particularly cold, we may ask you to stay in your car to queue – we’ll let you know when you can come in.”

If queueing outside, car parks have been updated with markings to encourage social distancing.

Many car parks will now have designated areas where customers will wait.

This will ensure Britons do not stand too close to each other as they queue for their essential food shop.

The Tesco website continued: “Floor markings in our car parks will help you to keep a safe distance when queuing.

“Where necessary, we’ll limit the flow of people coming into our stores to make sure they don’t get too busy.”

Last week, the supermarket opened new pop-up stores to help serve NHS workers.

Posting on Twitter, Tesco said: “We’re supporting the NHS by opening Tesco NHS Nightingale stores in Birmingham and London.

“They’ll be open 24 hours a day – to help frontline NHS Nightingale workers get the things they need, when they need them. Because now more than ever, #EveryLittleHelps.”

Published at Mon, 27 Apr 2020 16:04:00 +0000