All 60 Tesco Stores as well as its home grocery shopping platform, Tesco Online will remain open for business during the government-mandated Movement Restriction Order from 18th to 31st March 2020.
Tesco Chief Executive Officer, Paul Ritchie assures customers that Tesco has sufficient stocks and continue to replenish essential products in its stores to meet demand during this period or uncertainties brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Our stores have been much busier than normal, as many customers stocking up on everyday items. Although customers may find a few items are unavailable due to high demand, I would like to reassure all our customers that new stock is arriving all the time and our amazing colleagues are working around the clock to fill the shelves in our stores as quickly as they can,” said Ritchie.
“We are also working closely with our suppliers to maintain the supply of all key products especially fresh and frozen foods, grocery and essential non-food items. We ask customers to shop as they normally would and buy only what they and their family needs. We understand the concern but buying more than needed can sometimes mean that others are left without. There is enough for everyone if we work together,” he added.
Ritchie also encourages customers to use the Scan & Shop app that was just launched last month when grocery shopping.Customers may also shop for their needs via Tesco Online or shop via Happyfresh. Tesco has however imposed a temporary quantity limit to a maximum of three (3) units of each item on Tesco Online purchases to maintain efficiency in delivering and serving customers.
As precautionary, Tesco will undertake necessary measures to ensure the health and safety of all its workers and customers in stores as well as online. These measures include regularly disinfecting its trolleys, check-out counters, delivery trays, equipment and all high traffic areas.