All customers will be required to wear a mask unless they are medically exempt. For a limited period, customers that forget to bring a mask will be provided with one, free of charge. Anyone without a medical exemption that refuses to wear a mask is not permitted to enter its stores.
Aldi will also be reminding customers that they should shop alone if they can, to reduce the number of people in store.
Giles Hurley, Chief Executive Officer at Aldi UK said: “The safety of our colleagues and customers is our number one priority. Wearing a mask is mandatory for everyone that shops at Aldi, except for the small number of people who have a medical exemption.”
Aldi was the first supermarket to introduce electronic traffic light systems across all of its stores to manage customer numbers and it continues to operate a number of strict safety measures such as screens at checkouts and a recent doubling of sanitisation stations in stores.
Aldi is the first supermarket to stop using plastic shrink-wrapping on its own-label multipack soft drink cans.
The UK’s fifth-largest supermarket has replaced all plastic on its soft drink cans with 100% recyclable, FSC-certified cardboard, saving over 90 tonnes of plastic each year.