Fury as social distancing rules ‘ignored’ during ‘free for all’ at Sheffield B&M store

Shoppers are being put at risk in a Sheffield superstore which is not enforcing social distancing rules, a customer has warned.

Sunday, 3rd May 2020, 8:54 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 10:04 am

These photos were sent in by a Star reader after she visited the B+M store on Chesterfield Road earlier today.

She said people were not queuing outside the store before going in and that inside it was a ‘free for all’.

Yesterday, customers at the B+M at Drakehouse Retail Park complained of similar scenes there, with one shopper saying there were ‘smaller queues at Alton Towers’.

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On its website, B+M have outlined the safety procedures they have put in place in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

They say: “Our stores have good availability across grocery essentials and your hardware needs.

“Our checkouts have protective screens and our store colleagues have sanitizer, face masks and gloves to allow us to serve you as safely as possible.”

Shoppers are also asked to observe social distancing at the store.

The scene at B+M on Chesterfield Road earlier today.

B+M have been contacted for their response to this story.