NTUC FairPrice announced a new measure to help the vulnerable groups to shop at ease with safe distancing during this Covid-19 period.
Starting from March 30, members of the Pioneer Generation (PG), pregnant women and persons with disabilities will have an hour of priority shopping, according to the news release on March 24.
People from these groups can gain entry to all FairPrice outlets at the first hour of normal operating hours every Monday.
For 24-hour outlets, it will be 7 am to 8 am on every Monday.
PG members will have to present their PG Card to enjoy additional discounts as part of the existing PG Discount Scheme when they shop on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Pregnant women and persons with disabilities will just have to inform the staff manning the entrance of the outlets to gain entry to the store during the designated hour.
This initiative aims to help these groups to shop for their groceries and necessities with safe distancing.
Seah Kian Peng, Group CEO, FairPrice Group, said,
“The dedicated shopping hour for our PG members help safeguard their well-being and provide them with more time and space.
We will proactively introduce and review initiatives to better serve the needs of shoppers and protect the interest of the community during this challenging climate. We appreciate the understanding and support from all our customers.”
Other precautions against Covid-19
Other precautionary measures are taken throughout the opening hours, such as having floor markings at checkout queues, in-store posters, and regular store-wide announcements to remind shoppers to maintain safe distancing.
Food sampling has ceased until further notice, and cleaning regimes have also been stepped up.
All staff and suppliers have to take their temperature at least twice a day, and hand sanitisers have been made available for customers to use.