John Lewis Partnership, the British fashion retailer, has suspended its click-and-collect services in its stores as the UK Government has further tightened its COVID-19 rules.
The retailer made it distinct that the decision was in response to Government’s clear change in tone and emphasis while urging people to stay indoors – especially now that the new COVID strain is spreading fast in the country.
While updating on the same on Tuesday (12 January), John Lewis said that its click-and-collect orders were being switched off to new orders.
Notably, the service will still be available from Waitrose – John Lewis’ sister retailer.
Marshals, carrying disposable masks, have been stationed at the entrance of Waitrose. The retailer has said that those refusing to comply will be denied entry to any of its stores.
Meanwhile, the marshals have been instructed to allow only one member from each household to enter the store.
The employees of all John Lewis stores have been asked to wear face masks even when they are behind protective screens or are away from customers.
The Government has tightened the rules and retailers like John Lewis have extended their cooperation by taking such pro-active measures to ensure the safety of customers.