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Are children allowed in shops unaccompanied yet?

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DDIJ Sun 28-Jun-20 09:25:49

Title says it all really. Does anyone know this please?

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foamrolling Sun 28-Jun-20 09:27:33

Which shops? I didn't know they weren't allowed in, mine have gone into shops on their own with no problems for a while now.

DDIJ Sun 28-Jun-20 09:30:22

I read on here that they weren't. It's a spar type shop.

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justkeepmovingon Sun 28-Jun-20 09:46:11

Not sure my ds 12 and 16 have both been to our local shop to grab food?

DeepfriedPizza Sun 28-Jun-20 09:48:21

I saw a pre teen aged child in Tesco on their own.

I only noticed as I liked their jumper

GeorgieTheGorgeousGoat Sun 28-Jun-20 09:50:47

Mine have gone in the whole time by themselves (14 and 16) because it’s difficult to park at our local shop so they hop out.

DDIJ Sun 28-Jun-20 09:59:36

Thanks! I wanted him to go but I didn't want him to get sent home.

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HandsOffMyRights Sun 28-Jun-20 10:19:03

I was wondering this as children have been banned from certain shops (according to MN threads), but my teen was ok in local Tesco express this week.

Children were excluded from B&M and maybe Sainsbury's previously, so not sure if this is still the case.

HandsOffMyRights Sun 28-Jun-20 10:19:53

Sorry B&Q (B&M have been good throughout).

foamrolling Sun 28-Jun-20 10:51:34

I can see the logic in a van from b&q as kids are unlikely to need to put up shelves or whatever

GuiltyBark Sun 28-Jun-20 10:52:59

My 10 and 13 year old have been in shops by themselves for a few weeks now.

Timeforabiscuit Sun 28-Jun-20 10:58:35

Mine have been going to the corner shop Spa type shop to get ice creams after school work. No problems at all.

Combination of freedom and sugar is a better incentive to do their work than anything else I can think of!

GeorgieTheGorgeousGoat Sun 28-Jun-20 12:22:59


I can see the logic in a van from b&q as kids are unlikely to need to put up shelves or whatever

Crap for single parents though.

Qasd Sun 28-Jun-20 12:25:26

They can but a lot are cashless round us so we need a cash card to pay for things

strugglingwithdeciding Sun 28-Jun-20 12:27:09

My ds 15 been to tesco express for us he understands social distancing etc and no problem with letting him in

JanewaysBun Sun 28-Jun-20 15:29:37

A cafe in my local park (where I get Icecream for DS) has a sign saying only 1 child per adult.
I took both mine in anyway as I'm not sure it's legal to leave a toddler or baby on their own outside!

Ime no supermarkets have properly banned kids. Waitrose had a sign saying no kids but I said the the security guard that I couldn't leave mine at home so they were coming with me.

TwillfitandTattings Sun 28-Jun-20 15:31:17

My daughters 9&11 have been going on their own for a while now. There’s never been any ban on children in our local shops. All shops still accepting cash too

ChaoticCatling Sun 28-Jun-20 15:43:10

My 14 year old has been going since the whole essential shopping as infrequently as possible thing stopped and you started seeing adults popping in for a bar of chocolate.

cologne4711 Sun 28-Jun-20 17:43:13

I don't know what's happening where I am. I only saw it on here too - B&Q and Superdrug (and Poundland?) were the ones singled out. Superdrug apparently asked someone 3 weeks off their 18th birthday for ID and didn't let them in?

Nutrigrainygoodness Sun 28-Jun-20 17:49:21

Dd goes into our local tesco express on the way home from school most days.

CoronaIsComing Sun 28-Jun-20 17:52:24

DS (11) has been to put local corner shop on his own for an ice lolly.

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