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Covid-19 Pandemic

Aldi responds to pandemic Aldi has implemented a number of measures across its 142 stores nationwide in response to Covid-19, as well as announcing a 10% bonus for staff working during the pandemic, reducing payment times for Irish suppliers and revealing further supports for FoodCloud. AS the Covid-19 Pandemic took hold across the country, Aldi responded to public health advice, firstly by rolling out new social distancing measures across its 142 stores nationwide, including posters in-store and clear markings on the floor for queuing. Aldi subsequently commenced the installation of protective screens at every till to safeguard its colleagues and customers alike, and introduced a phased entry system that is strictly managed where required. Under this system, clear markings have been put in place showing the space customers must maintain when queuing to enter. Working together to keep communities safe “The safety and health of our customers and staff is our number one priority at this time and we are following all relevant HSE guidelines in this respect,” noted John Curtin, Group Buying Director, Aldi Ireland. “The more we work together, the more we can do our collective part to keep our communities safe, while still ensuring everyone has the food they need”.

Aldi stores’ opening hours were reduced slightly to close at 8pm, to give staff some additional rest and allow the stores to be restocked at their best every day.

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