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Marks and Spencer Tonbridge Simply Food

Cannon Lane, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1PN

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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.
  • Toilets are available.
  • 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.
  • 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 not a bus stop within approximately 150m of the store.
    • The nearest train station is Tonbridge.
  • Parking View
    • The store does not have its own car park.
    • The store shares a car park/parking facilities.
    • Clearly marked/signposted designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the car park to the store.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.

Approach

  • There is step free access on the approach to the store.
  • There is a slope with a very easy incline.
  • The surface of the approach is block paving.
  • There is a/are fixed bollard(s) on the approach to the store.
  • Comments View
    • There bollards are spaced 110cm apart and have visual identification bands.

Outside Access

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the store.
  • There is step free access at this entrance.
  • There is a slope with a very easy incline.
  • Entrance Details View
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 220cm (7ft 3in).
    • 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 156cm (5ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • The second set of automatic doors has an identical one opposite it (one to the left for entering and one to the right for exiting from the checkout area).

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.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) is/are located at the Food Hall payment till(s).
    • There is not a cash machine in the store.
    • There is a/are wheelchair(s) available to borrow.
    • 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.
    • There is step free access to the Order and Collect counter.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the Order and Collect counter.
    • The Order and Collect counter is approximately 40m from the main entrance.
    • The height of the Order and Collect counter is 114cm.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the counter.
  • Comments View
    • The Click and collect is a touch screen (114-170cm high) which has no 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 not a food information counter.
    • 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 not a self service till with a hearing assistance system.
    • Staff can provide assistance with using the self service till(s) (Scott tills).
  • Comments View
    • The induction loop is only on a self-service till (one on the far left as faced) with none on the staffed checkouts.
    • The self-checkout tills have controls from 80-130cm and counter space for basket/ shopping from 50-65cm high.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an accessible toilet in the store.

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.