Village Shop – Update from Pop

Anyone using Haslingfield and Barrington stores have to cover their face with scarf or mask otherwise you will be refused entry unfortunately. And only 4 customers at a time. Please ask before you enter. Thank you

Comments (4)

  • Clive Blower

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    How lucky we all are to have Pop and his team at the shop looking after us.
    They are all putting in so much effort, they deserve a holiday when this is all over.

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  • Steve

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    Great job Pop and team for continuing to serve…

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  • Anna

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    Dear moderator of my previous post,
    I forgot a couple of things that I be grateful if you could include in the message if you decide to post it:

    As per government advice:
    12) Everyone should be washing their hands more regularly and for longer (at least 20 seconds). This is especially important to do before visiting a public place like the shop. If the customer has their own hand sanitizer they should use it immediately before entering the shop, or touching any of the fruit/veg or other items outside, hopefully the shop will be able to get some hand sanitizer for the customers, which should be positioned outside and used by EVERYONE that enters the shop.

    13) Customers should also wash their hands – with sanitizer or as soon as they get home after visiting the shop (or being outside at all).

    13) Social distancing requires a 2 meter distance to avoid spreading the virus – which can also be spread by small saliva droplets during speaking. Although it is tricky to keep two meters distance from the shop staff – do so when possible and when speaking.

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  • Anna

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    Dear Pop,
    Thank you for taking measures in the shop and for providing a great shop that is quickly becoming a valuable resource. Unfortunately, I think the measures need to be stronger. The two shops in the village are more important than ever, and more in demand. If the staff and users of the shop are not careful. It could become a source of infection for the village and beyond. I suggest the following rules which should be emailed to customers, posted through the doors on letters, and put on a poster outside the shop. This should happen for every customer that comes in:

    1) There should only be 1 customer in the shop at a time.
    2) The customer should decide what they want to buy before touching anything, and then only touch the very item they want to buy.
    4) The person at the till should wipe down the counter with tissue and dettol. And wash their hands with hand sanitizer.
    5) The customer should place the packaged items on the counter bar code up.
    6) If you have a mobile barcode reader it should be used to scan the items without touching them. If you don’t, then the staff at the till must use a clean hand (one hand to hold the item, the other to operate the till) to pick it up and place it back on the counter, so the customer can put it into their shopping bag.
    7) The fruit and veg should be placed into the weighing scales by the customer, the staff can then weigh and price them, the customer should take them out of the weighing scales themselves and put them in their shopping bag. The staff do not need to touch the fruit and veg.
    8) Only card transactions should be made. Or exact money could be given to the staff who should put one glove to receive it to put in the till (no change should be given). The staff member can then take off the glove (one glove can be carefully kept and used several times just for receiving money and putting in the till – it can be labelled).

    GENERAL RULES:
    9) While at the till, the customer should stand away as far as possible.
    10) As few as possible surfaces should be touched by the customer (door, shelves, food items).
    11) If anyone needs to cough/wipe their nose/mouth/sneeze, they should do so either in a tissue that they should immediately dispose of in the bin, or into the fold of their arm or shoulder.

    I know these measures sound very extreme, but they are necessary to keep the villagers safe, until the government issues further guidance.

    If you would like to meet me – at 2m distance 🙂 – we can talk about it further, and I can help you make plans.

    I have some understanding of the procedures needed because I work in at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology. If there is anyone else in the village with a good understand and formal training in keeping spaces like the shop – and the interactions that go on in them – safe, maybe we can make a group to discuss this further? We all want the village shops to stay open and safe.

    Best wishes,
    Anna

    ana_yeates@yahoo.com
    01223 873149

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