Empire Company continues to take measures to protect staff and customers and has announced plans to install plexiglass screens at store checkouts at all of its banners, including Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland and FreshCo.
In addition to the new screens, stickers on the floor will instruct customers to stay two meters apart while lining up, according to a story in The Globe and Mail.
The screens will also be installed at some of its pharmacies, convenience stores and gas stations, and liquor stores. The screens are a window-like barrier between the cashier’s terminal and the lane where the customers walk through, but are open on the sides. They do not seal cashiers in or prevent customers from handing over cash or taking change.