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Lidl is to roll out thousands of reusable protective safety visors to its staff working in its 800 supermarkets in England, Scotland and Wales, to ensure the safety of its workforce and customers.

The safety visors will help create a barrier between staff and customers during conversation at a safe distance. Made to be worn multiple times, they are easy to wipe down and disinfect after wear.

Christian Härtnagel, chief executive of Lidl GB, commented:

We’re committed to ensuring our colleagues and customers feel safe, which is why we’re providing all stores here in Great Britain with safety visors.

On Tuesday it said it would be installing thousands of safety screens at checkouts as well as creating up to 2,500 new store jobs to provide necessary additional support to its workforce and customers.

Frozen food specialist Iceland has ordered protective gloves and face masks for staff although managing director Richard Walker told Radio 4’s Today programme that huge demand meant the masks were unlikely to arrive in store until next week.

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