To further enhance their safety precautions amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Shoprite Group has rolled out mobile clinics and daily temperature testing for their staff.

The mobile clinics are yet another measure the company is undertaking to ensure a virus-free environment. Employees across all of the stores are also required to wear plastic face shields that are sanitised hourly and follow stringent hygiene and sanitising protocols.

All till points staff are required to sanitise till surfaces, including pin pads, and their own hands. Security personnel control the number of customers that enter stores and limit entry if necessary to maintain safe social distancing.

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Shoprite staff will now have their temperature tested every day as they arrive at work.

“Those with high temperatures will visit the Group’s mobile clinics for a consultation and, if necessary, will be referred for further testing. Employees of merchandising, security and cleaning companies will also undergo temperature scanning,” said the company in a statement.

The clinics have already been rolled out at its Brackenfell, Canelands, Centurion and Cilmor distribution centres. There are also five mobile clinics in Gauteng and four in the Western Cape.

“A further eight mobile clinics will be deployed in the coming week to reach KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and the Free State. Mobile clinics will be allocated to densely populated areas and areas where state clinics are under tremendous pressure.”

“We continue to take proactive steps to protect our employees and customers while we provide an essential service to supply food to the nation,” says Shoprite Group CEO, Pieter Engelbrecht. 


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