Foodstuffs confirms supermarket safety protocols remain at Alert Level 2
Foodstuffs is in complete support of the Government's plan to
move the country to Alert Level 2 and the strong need to focus on
continued physical distancing as New Zealand transitions down from
Alert Level 3. New Zealand has gamely tackled COVID-19 and the
consistently low number of new cases now being identified is
extremely positive. We believe a cautious move back to a more
widely functioning economy is a very positive step.
The requirement to continue appropriate physical distancing, in
particular from strangers, means that at Alert Level 2 customers
will experience largely the same safety protocols at the
supermarket as they saw during Alert Levels 3 and 4. We will
continue to maintain the heightened cleaning protocols, perspex
protection screens and physical distancing - and numbers in-store
will continue to be managed to ensure both staff and customer
As New Zealand moves back to Alert Level 2, we remain extremely
appreciative of the hard work our emergency services, police and
medical teams have put in as the country has fought hard against
COVID-19. Priority queuing was originally put in place to
facilitate access while store hours were limited during Alert
Levels 3 and 4 and as opening hours have now returned to normal it
feels like the right time to cease this service.
We will continue to maintain the heightened cleaning protocols,
perspex protection screens and physical distancing - and numbers
in-store will continue to be managed to ensure both staff and
Our New World, PAK'nSAVE, Four Square, Gilmour's and Trent's
stores remain 100% committed to ensuring New Zealanders grocery
needs are met, and the teams are firmly focused on managing supply,
meeting customers' needs and ensuring a safe and comfortable
shopping experience for all.
We will continue to monitor the number of people allowed in
stores as we have during previous alert levels to maintain the
appropriate physical distancing. Stores are now allowing customers
to shop with their families on a store by store basis, but if you
can, please continue to shop alone. If you need to shop with your
partner or children, please comply with physical distancing
measures and stick together when shopping in store.
We acknowledge some of the physical distancing protocols will be
challenging as we head into winter, and we ask customers to bear
with us as the teams do their very best to keep queues outside to a
minimum while adhering to health and safety requirements.
We ask shoppers to please remain patient and considerate of each
other and our staff during this time.
#shopnormal #shopsafe #bekind.