How Whole Foods Market UK is Responding to COVID-19
Whole Food’s Market COVID-19 Response
We believe our role serving customers and the community during this time is a critical one. We care about our team members, customers and products, and we’re evaluating the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in real-time. We will continue to update here about the actions Whole Foods Market is taking.
How we are staying COVID secure
The UK Government has released guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19. We are happy to inform customers that we are complying with this guidance. Here are the steps we have taken to safer working:
- We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and shared the results with the people who work for us
- We have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with guidance
- We have taken all reasonable steps to help people work from home
- We have taken all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance in the workplace
- Where people cannot be 2m apart, we have done everything practical to manage transmission risk
How we are adjusting the operations in our stores
In addition to modifications to our prepared foods, self-serve and restaurant venues, we have implemented enhanced daily cleanliness and sanitation protocols across all stores and facilities, on top of our standard stringent protocols.
We are operating under social distancing guidelines in our stores and facilities, ensuring that interaction between team members and among team members and customers can happen at the recommended distance.
We have installed plexiglass barriers to protect customers and team members and appointed dedicated team members to sanitisation measures.
How we are caring for our Team Members
Our team members are our top priority, and we’ve taken the following steps to support them during this time of uncertainty:
We have implemented enhanced daily cleanliness and sanitation protocols across all stores and facilities, on top of our standard stringent protocols.
We are operating under social distancing guidelines in our stores and facilities, ensuring that interaction among team members and between team members and customers can happen at a safe distance.