CLICKS SUPPORTS STAFF AND CUSTOMERS WITH PREVENTATIVE MEASURES
2 April, 2020: Clicks is equipping its stores with plexiglass screens at tills and in the pharmacy, to help protect staff and customers from the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Clicks is also equipping the floor staff with perspex visors.
The visor is essentially a clear plastic shield that covers the face and fits across the user's forehead, and has been specially designed to offer protection from droplets released by coughing, sneezing and speaking.
These initiatives form part of the extensive measures that the retail pharmacy chain is and has been putting in place.
“We are committed to providing pharmacy, healthcare and essential goods throughout the lockdown and are doing everything we can to ensure that our staff and customers are safe and protected,” says Sedick Arendse, Clicks Chief Store Operations Officer.
The plexiglass screens are being installed at tills and pharmacy counters in-store. The pharmacy retailer is also providing vaccinations to staff at no charge to boost their immunity against the flu virus.
He appealed to customers to stay home or take the requisite actions if they suspect they have COVID-19 symptoms and to respect physical distancing guidelines while in-store.
To help customers with physical distancing, the retailer is limiting the number of customers in-store at any one time and have installed markers on the floor to indicate how far apart customers should stand.
Other preventative measures include providing hand sanitisers at entrances and in-store, frequent sanitising of high touch areas with a focus on Pharmacy and Clinics, and strict hygiene protocols for staff, such as frequent handwashing.