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Supermarkets call on customers to shop alone

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The large supermarket chains, Colruyt, Delhaize, Carrefour, Lidl and Albert Heijn have called on customers to do their shopping alone as much as possible.

“It is not an obligation, but a strong recommendation,” the supermarket groups announced.

This particular measure was already implemented during Belgium’s lockdown in spring.

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The chains are now launching a similar call. This, they argue, would reduce the risk of virus transmission and avoid putting too much pressure on staff.

Delhaize also encourages its customers to modify their usual shopping hours when possible. “Do not come all in the morning or in the evening,” they said.

The Brussels Times