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Every time I have passed a b and m store the que is massive but I have heard that inside they are not encouraging social distancing. Don’t know whether it’s worth the risk going. What has everyone else found it like? Are there better deals on as well with the lockdown?

AbbieElizabeth
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
RegularComper90
RegularComper902 months ago

I hardly ever use B and M anyway. I don't know if this is the case with all of their stores but in my local there is never any more than two tills open. No matter how busy the shop gets. But even then, you are lucky to have the two tills open.

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Dennab
Dennab2 months ago

One of the last places I'd want to get near someone during this time is B&M. This is based on the customers in my local one before I moved anyway. They smelt a bit funny.

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Mango4
Mango42 months ago

Just like all the other store really, went in yesterday to buy some plants, queue was quite long but went down quickly, once inside quieter than normal with a one way system through the aisles in place. Worse part was the outdoor garden area where everyone seemed to be congregating with no regard to social distancing whatsoever. Checkouts were slightly improved in so much that people have to queue in one line in the end aisle until one of the checkouts becomes free.

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RuthSwain
RuthSwain2 months ago

I went into B&M a few weeks ago, they were very social distancing conscious. They had somebody checking near the checkouts that people were obeying the distancing marks. Obviously you do get the idiots that think they're immune and untouchable, but on the whole it was better social distancing rules than my local supermarket

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Ann1984
Ann19842 months ago

Our bm store is one in one out system and one way round store

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell644682 months ago

I do like some items from there but I haven’t been in since lockdown. I passed a local store and the queue was down the road!

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hanwhite
hanwhite2 months ago

My b&m has been fantastic at enforcing social distancing, much better than all the greedy supermarkets where it’s a complete free for all now

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 months ago

Why would anyone want to go to any shops unless they absolutely have to. I have set foot outside my front door twice since lockdown, both times for a walk round the block. I have managed (with minor struggles) to get food delivered and I have had a couple of necessary things delivered from Amazon in order to complete diy and gardening to keep myself sane whilst in isolation.

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Johnny
Johnny2 months ago

This is the trouble now, people relaxing and going to the shops two or three times a week for 'essentials' when they could go once a fortnight with a bit of planning (or like you, get stuff delivered). I still think we should have brought back the milk float to deliver essentials and help keep everyone at home as much as possible.

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KirstyWhit29673
KirstyWhit296732 months ago

We’re having to use the local B&M as a supermarket for essentials as no supermarket close by and the struggle with deliveries. Ours have been great. It does get busy at weekends but they have someone on the door checking on the number going on and out. You have to queue outside if there are too many inside.

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AnnaAddams
AnnaAddams2 months ago

Every time I've gone to my local B&M the only way I've noticed them actually listening to social distancing is by limiting the amount of people in the store. But once I'm inside, the staff are more often than not, stood less than 2 meters/6 foot apart in group's of 2, 3 or 4 while restocking certain shelves or talking. I understand that them/management want them to get their jobs done quicker rather than slower, that doesn't mean it's necessary to risk the lives of staff and customers. I've also noticed the staff don't necessarily try to keep at least 2 meters from customers around the store as well. It's up to you if you want to go though.

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LeighReidAtanas
LeighReidAtanas2 months ago

They have a one way system inside the shop and controlled queuing at certain check out aisles . There was also someone controlling the door and manually opening and closing it. Telling customers when they can enter.

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rararachel
rararachel2 months ago

Ours is always manic but our store is very large with a home and garden section and big food selection including frozen aisles, fresh bread deliveries and some fresh fruit and

veg so I can go there and pretty much get everything I need.

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