SA grocery stores try social distance queuing systems.

March 23, 2020

Stores are trying to keep people at least 1 metre away from each other when they stand in line to pay.

Several South African retailers, like Checkers, Woolworths and Dischem have implemented measures to enforce social distancing between shoppers. The stores generally try to keep shoppers at least 1 metre away from each other as they stand in line to pay for their goods. In other stores, personnel have been tasked with monitoring isles – if customers get to close to each other while browsing shelves, they intervene and ask them to create more distance between them. According to reports, there has been mixed success rates with these measures. It seems like customers do not understand the instructions put up by stores and simply carry on as per usual.