Major grocery store chain limiting capacity to 50% in B.C. stores

Save on Foods is limiting store capacity to 50% due to COVID-19 | Photo: Google Maps streetview

A major grocery store chain is implementing a 50% capacity limit to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

In an emailed statement to the Richmond News, Save on Foods said all its B.C. stores will be run at “a maximum 50% occupancy until further notice.”

“We have posted the occupancy count with signage at the front of each store and the teams are working to increase signage in areas that typically see congestion such as our front end, or in service departments like our deli or bakery,” the statement read.

“This is all part of our efforts to reinforce that physical distancing is required whenever possible for the safety of both team members and customers.”

Save on Foods said it has also implemented several other measures during the COVID-19 pandemic, including:

  • Increased frequency of disinfecting and sanitizing of all areas of our store.
  • Providing sanitization stations and hand sanitizer for customers and team members.
  • Implemented a symptom checker for all team members, suppliers or business partners prior to entering the building.
  • Added signage at the front of every store asking customers not to enter if they have any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Installed protective plexiglass barriers throughout the store

There were 2,032 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. on Tuesday.

Richmond News