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Marks and Spencer Northallerton Simply Food

Unit 1, Friarage Street, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8EN

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in November 2020.
  • To help keep all customers and colleagues well, stores have additional social distancing measures in place such as signage and floor markings.
  • M&S hosts will welcome you on arrival and will carefully count the number of customers in-store using a market-leading app to ensure social distancing is maintained.
  • Colleagues across stores have been provided with additional hygiene measures – from hand sanitisers to Perspex screen at till points – and extra cleaning is taking place to keep up the excellent standards for you and the teams.
  • A new Book & Shop tool enables Sparks Customers to book a shopping slot in advance to keep queues to a minimum and maintain a safe shopping environment for all customers.
  • Toilet facilities have closed due to Covid-19. If you need access to the toilet urgently, please speak to a colleague.
  • Opening times may be subject to change due to Covid-19 restrictions. Latest opening time for stores can be found here.

Introduction

Public Transport and Parking

  • Public Transport View
    • There is a bus stop within approximately 150m of the store.
    • The nearest train station is Northallerton.
  • Parking View
    • The store has its own car park.
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • Information including payment terms, is provided at the entrance to the car park, to make it clear whether or not free parking is available to Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located at the front of the store.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 5 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked/signposted.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 580cm (11ft 6in x 19ft).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays vary in size.
    • The nearest designated bay is 3m (3yd 10in) from the car park entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the car park entrance.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the car park to the store.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • Customers do not have to cross a road between the car park and the store.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Approach (Car Park)

  • There is step free access on the approach to the store.
  • The gradient of the slope is very easy.
  • The surface of the approach is block paving.
  • There is a/are fixed bollard(s) on the approach to the store.

Outside Access (Car Park)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the car park.
  • There is step free access at this entrance.
  • Entrance Details View
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 188cm (6ft 2in).
    • There is a second set of doors at this entrance.
    • The second set of doors open automatically.
    • The second set of doors are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 189cm (6ft 2in).

Approach (Friarage Street)

  • There is step free access on the approach to the store.
  • The gradient of the slope is very easy.
  • The surface of the approach is tarmac and concrete tiles.
  • There is a/are fixed bollard(s) on the approach to the store.

Outside Access (Friarage Street)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Friarage Street.
  • There is step free access at this entrance.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp/slope.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
  • Entrance Details View
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 188cm (6ft 2in).

Inside Access

  • Inside Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the store.
    • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The store does not play background music.
    • There is a/are fixed hearing assistance system(s) in the store.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) is/are located at the food information counter, in the Café and at the till/counter.
    • There is not a cash machine in the store.
    • Trolleys designed for the use of wheelchair users are available.
  • Order and Collect View
    • There is an Order and Collect service in the store.
    • Customers can obtain online Order and Collect items from the food information counter.

Food Hall

  • Food Hall View
    • The Food Hall is located ahead as you enter.
    • There is step free access to the Food Hall.
    • The majority of aisles have a clear width of 100cm+ and are clear of obstructions.
    • There is step free access throughout the Food Hall aisle(s).
  • Till(s)/Counter(s) View
    • There is a food information counter.
    • There is step free access to the food information counter.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the food information counter.
    • The height of the food information counter is 95cm.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.
    • There is a/are checkout(s) and self service till(s) (Scott tills) in the Food Hall.
    • The height of the checkout(s) is/are 95cm.
    • There is a self service till with a hearing assistance system.
    • Staff can provide assistance with using the self service till(s) (Scott tills).

Café (M&S Café)

  • The Café is located to the left as you enter the store.
  • There is step free access to the Café.
  • There is a clear accessible route to the Café.
  • There is step free access throughout the Café.
  • Food and/or drink(s) is/are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food and/or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • The height of the service counter is 86cm.
  • There is a priority table for wheelchair users.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 1m from the Café entrance/opening.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest dining table is 73cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest dining table is 89cm.
  • There is clear manoeuvring space throughout the Café.
  • Menus are available on the wall.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in good contrasting colours.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Two handle cups are available on request.
  • The Café does not play background music.
  • WiFi is available in the Café.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is an accessible toilet in the store.
  • Location of and Access to the Accessible Toilet View
    • The accessible toilet is unisex.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the left of the store as you enter the car park entrance.
    • There is step free access to the accessible toilet.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the accessible toilet.
    • The accessible toilet is approximately 24m from the car park entrance.
  • Features and Dimensions of the Accessible Toilet View
    • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the accessible toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens towards you (pull).
    • The width of the door opening is 83cm.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 220cm.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 103cm.
    • There is a drop down rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm.
    • There are disposal facilities in the accessible toilet.
    • There are coat hooks in the accessible toilet at 116cm and 143cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures in the Accessible Toilet View
    • There is a/are wall mounted rail(s).
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf or equivalent flat surface in the accessible toilet (includes toilet cistern).
    • The shelf or equivalent flat surface is within 95cm of the floor.
    • There is a mirror in the accessible toilet, the bottom edge of the mirror is 60cm from the floor.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached when seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 87cm.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached when seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 73cm.
    • The tap type is lever. It is a mixer tap.
    • The tap(s) can be reached when seated on the toilet.
    • The distance from the nearest tap(s) to the toilet seat is 58cm.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached when seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 112cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached when seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 112cm.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The height of the hand dryer is 78cm.
  • Colour Contrast in the Accessible Toilet View
    • There is not a colour contrast between the external door and wall.
    • There is not a colour contrast between internal door and wall.
    • There is a colour contrast between the grab rail(s) on the right and wall.
    • There is a colour contrast between the grab rail(s) on the left and wall.
    • There is a colour contrast between the drop down rail and wall.
    • There is a colour contrast between the walls and floor.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are no standard toilets in the store.

Additional Information

  • Staff undertake regular internal awareness training.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • There is a member of staff available to provide assistance.
  • There is not a home delivery service available from the store.

Sunflower Lanyard Scheme

  • This store is part of the Sunflower Lanyard Scheme.
  • The Sunflower Lanyard Scheme helps people with hidden disabilities which aren’t always obvious – such as autism, dementia and visual or hearing impairments.
  • For more information on this scheme please click here.