As providers of an essential health service, Specsavers in Abingdon remains open for all eye care and hearing needs.
The store has put in place various safety measures, including restrictions on the number of customers allowed in store at any one-time, social distancing, and bank card instead of cash payments, where possible.
Customers have welcomed the steps the store has taken to ensure their safety. ‘I was very impressed at the way the staff took full responsibility for the protection of the shop, themselves and customers,’ commented one customer. ‘Excellent cleansing procedures and all staff wearing PPE – demonstrating that they are taking measures seriously.’
Another added: ‘I would like to recognise all staff in Abingdon Specsavers, they are doing an amazing job. Even if they are not serving a customer they still offer a smile and reassure customers all the time, all while keeping a safe distance and working in the ‘new normal’. In these stressful, uncertain times they are doing a great job and all deserve a pat on the back.’
In line with NHS recommendations, the team at Specsavers Abingdon use personal protective equipment (PPE), wear face masks and other PPE during tests, and all testing equipment and frames are thoroughly sanitised before and after each use. Customers are also asked to request an appointment in advance by phone or online to help manage social distancing and minimise time spent in store. Customers are also required to wear a mask while in store.