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Will you be allowed to go into shops with someone from your household?

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AvenueQ Sun 14-Jun-20 12:15:21

Or just one person at a time?

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LillianBland Sun 14-Jun-20 12:19:45

You are already, if you need assistance. To be honest, there are always twosomes going around Tesco near me. I don’t mind, unless they’re getting in my space.

girlicorne Sun 14-Jun-20 12:23:52

I m assuming so, I m planning on taking DS to sports direct for trainers tomorrow!!

Scottishgirl85 Sun 14-Jun-20 12:50:47

Yes of course!

feelingverylazytoday Sun 14-Jun-20 13:36:12

You always have been allowed to do this.
Some shops have set their own rules, but it depends on each shop and how they manage social distancing.
I've had to take my daughter with me into shops, because I'm her carer and she requires continual care. No one has ever questioned me, we just wait in the queue like everyone else and wait till we're allowed in.

Gammeldragz Sun 14-Jun-20 13:38:59

In the last few weeks I've started taking one of my DS with me to do the big food shop as they are quite strong now and it saves my back! But I wouldn't have at the beginning.
I won't be going clothes shopping yet, but only because I find lockdown shopping stressful with all the rules and one way things. If I had to take the DCs I'd take one at a time, wouldn't shop as a group.

MinesaPinot Sun 14-Jun-20 14:15:10

Me and DH have had no problem shopping together in the shops in our village. We're not rushing out to the shops tomorrow but certainly intend to go in a couple of weeks.

StatisticalSense Sun 14-Jun-20 15:01:11

Rather than a blanket rule, for the most part non-essential shops are relying on people being sensible about who they take. Clearly it wouldn't be possible for a young child to go to Clark's alone for a fitting for example, but at the same time it isn't really appropriate for partners or children to be dragged around Primark as some would usually do.

PumpkinP Sun 14-Jun-20 15:12:54

Some shops will set their own rules. I wanted to go to dunelm but it says on their website only 2 people from the same household and I’m a single parent so can’t go in confused

JinglingHellsBells Sun 14-Jun-20 15:22:04

waitrose has never allowed couples in. I have seen them stop people at the door and say only one at a time.

Not sure about John Lewis. The point is that stores are now having a maximum number of people allowed in (Waitrose have all along...) so if you take someone with you, that means another person has to wait till you both come out.

I feel it's wrong to shop with anyone unless you have to as it takes up valuable 'spaces' for others but also, you won't as a couple be social distancing, so that makes it much harder for other people to remember to do that.

MayFayre Sun 14-Jun-20 16:05:25

Plenty of couples and family groups in my local Waitrose. Maybe it varies from store to store?

Paranoidmarvin Sun 14-Jun-20 16:13:29

@PumpkinP I have been to Dunelm a few times. And I can tell you that is not the case. Every store may be different. But I saw more than two people in groups in our one

Mnthrowaway20202 Sun 14-Jun-20 16:15:32

My 2 local Waitrose stores do not allow couples in either, strict 1 person rule. Same with Sainsbury’s and M&S within a certain retail park, they ask if you’re shopping for the same household and tell the extra person to wait outside. Tesco is pretty much a free for all.

It will be store specific for non essential retailers. I imagine that next week when they have peak footfall they will restrict multiple people going in together or heavily restrict the total amount of customers allowed inside at once. When things settle down, they may lax the solo shopping rule

Paranoidmarvin Sun 14-Jun-20 16:52:47

That’s funny. Our local Sainsbury’s is awful. No one stopping u from going in. No cleaning of anything. No arrows. My Tesco they have oeople counting u in. Arrows etc. Much better.

covidmonkey Sun 14-Jun-20 19:21:27

I have taken dc to nearby Coop for some weeks. Also lately to big Sainsbury's couple of times. It's a big treat for them.

PumpkinP Sun 14-Jun-20 20:17:35

It says it on there website Paranoidmarvin we don’t live that close to it so wouldn’t want to take the risk.

Thisdressneedspockets Sun 14-Jun-20 23:21:27

If they're going to be opening non essential ships for non essential shopping, I'll be taking my non essential children in with me.

okiedokieme Sun 14-Jun-20 23:25:14

Lots of people shop together, only shop that was funny about it was Sainsburys and only when there's a queue (evenings they don't mind as the store is empty)

PicsInRed Mon 15-Jun-20 08:42:10

Waitrose allows two people in if one needs assistance or in order for a parent to bring a dependent child in (i.e. single parents).

starfish4 Mon 15-Jun-20 10:52:37

You might find if there are large queues, and it's one in one out, you might have to waiting an extra minute or two

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