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Tesco Ballymoney Castle Street Superstore

Castle Street, Ballymoney, County Antrim, BT53 7JT

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in October 2021.
  • There are separate doors for entering and exiting.
  • There is a traffic light system in place at the entrance/exit.
  • There is not a colleague available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are free standing.
  • The height of the hand sanitisers range between 91cm and 120cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There is a limited number of customers allowed inside.
  • There is not a one-way system throughout.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • There are protective clear screens located at checkouts/counters.
  • Toilets are available.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Summary

Getting Here

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a colleague available for help and assistance.
  • Any colleague can be approached for assistance. The Customer Service desk is also located to the left as you enter the store.
  • 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.
  • There is a colleague trained in British Sign Language.
  • There is a/are wheelchair(s) available to borrow.
  • There is a seat/chair available within the store.
  • There is a defibrillator in store.
  • The types of trolley available at this store include; standard (large), standard (shallow), standard (large) with baby seat, wheelchair attachable and adapted with padded seat/headrest.
  • There is not a water bowl available for assistance dogs.
  • There is not a Tesco Grocery Click+Collect service in the store.
  • There is not a portable hearing assistance system.
  • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • Colleagues can make the staff area available if a quiet area is requested.

Parking

  • The store does have its own parking facilities.
  • The car park is located off Castle Street.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Parking View
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are available.
    • All parking spaces are provided on a first come first served basis.
  • Blue Badge Parking View
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 10+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 250cm x 485cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays have a marked zone to both sides but not at the rear.
    • The marked zones around the Blue Badge parking bays have not got at least the recommended width of 120cm.
    • The marked zones to the side of the Blue Badge parking bays are 110cm wide.
  • Paying View
    • Parking is free for up to 2 hours.
  • Access from the Car Park View
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • Pedestrian walkways are available in the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance(s) is tarmac and block paving.
    • There is a pedestrian crossing between the designated Blue Badge parking bays and the entrance.
    • The pedestrian crossing is level (flush) with the Blue Badge parking bays and is level with the approach to the entrance(s).
    • The pedestrian crossing has tactile paving on both sides.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is a/are clearly marked drop-off point(s).
    • The drop-off point(s) is/are located in front of the store.
    • The route from the drop-off point(s) to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.

ATM(s)

  • The ATM(s) is/are located at the front of the store, to the left of the entrance.
  • The ATM(s) is/are 20m from the entrance.
  • There are barriers on the approach to the ATM(s).
  • The height of the bollard(s) is 90cm.
  • The barriers contrast visually with the paving.
  • The minimum width between the barriers is 90cm.
  • The controls/screen heights vary between 88cm and 120cm.
  • There is a lowered ATM available.
  • The height range of the lowered ATM controls/screen is 84cm to 115cm.

Entrance

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the store.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance area which may look like a hole to some people.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 183cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 153cm.
    • There are security pillars at the entrance doors.
    • The security pillars do contrast visually with the flooring.
    • The minimum width between the security pillars is 182cm.
    • Baskets limit space to 130cm wide at the security gates.
    • There is a/are hand sanitiser(s) in this area.
    • The height of the hand sanitisers range between 91cm and 120cm.

Getting Around

  • Access and Circulation View
    • There is step-free access throughout the store.
    • The majority of aisle widths are 150cm+.
    • The minimum aisle width is 145cm.
    • Some aisles are obstructed by pillars.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Resting/seating areas are available in this store.
    • Resting/seating areas are located at the front of the store, behind the checkouts.
    • There is bench seating only.
    • Background music is played at all times, the volume can be adjusted if requested.
  • Signage View
    • Overhead aisle signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the store.
    • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.

F&F Clothing

  • F&F Clothing View
    • F&F Clothing is located to the rear left of the store.
    • F&F Clothing is approximately 45m from the entrance.
    • Clear signage for F&F Clothing is not visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to F&F Clothing.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to F&F Clothing.
    • F&F Clothing is clearly signed.
    • The majority of aisle widths are 150cm+.
    • The minimum aisle width is 90cm.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • Resting/seating areas are not available in this area.
    • A seat can be made available if required.
    • Background music is only played at certain times, the volume can be adjusted if requested.

Tesco Mobile

  • Tesco Mobile Area View
    • Tesco Mobile is located to the left as you enter, beyond Customer Services.
    • Tesco Mobile is approximately 20m from the entrance.
    • Clear signage for Tesco Mobile is visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to Tesco Mobile.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to Tesco Mobile.
    • Tesco Mobile is clearly signed.
    • Resting/seating areas are available in this area.
    • The seats do not have armrests.
    • Background music is only played at certain times, the volume can be adjusted if requested.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Counter View
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the counter.
    • The counter is not placed in front of a plain background.
    • The lighting levels at the counter are good.
    • The height of the counter is 97cm.
    • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the counter.
  • Consultation Desk(s) View
    • Tesco Mobile has 1 consultation desk(s) available.
    • The consultation desk surveyed is 2m from the counter.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the consultation desk(s).
    • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the desk(s) is 94cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk(s).
    • The seats do not have armrests.

Checkouts

  • Checkout Area View
    • The checkout(s) is/are located at the front of the store, to the right as you enter.
    • There is step-free access to the checkout(s).
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the checkout(s).
    • The checkout(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The lighting levels at the checkout(s) are good.
    • There is a/are basket only checkout(s), self-service checkout(s) and staffed checkout(s).
  • Staffed Checkout(s) View
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the staffed checkout(s).
    • The staffed checkout(s) is not/are not placed in front of a plain background.
    • The height of the staffed checkout(s) is/are 91cm.
    • There is not a lowered section at the staffed checkout(s).
    • The chip & pin card machines are accessible from the staffed checkout(s).
    • There is a/are hearing assistance system(s) at the staffed checkout(s).
    • The following staffed checkout(s) have a hearing assistance system; 5 and 8.
    • The type of system is a fixed loop.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) is/are signed.
    • Colleagues are not trained to use the hearing assistance system(s).
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
    • The hearing assistance systems were tested at the following staffed checkout(s); 5 and 8.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were tested on 25/10/2021.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were working at the time of testing.
    • The staffed checkouts are not clearly numbered in this store. Staffed checkouts are shown in photographs 1 to 4.
  • Basket Only Checkout(s) View
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the basket only checkout(s).
    • The basket only checkout(s) is not/are not placed in front of a plain background.
    • The height of the basket only checkout(s) is/are 91cm.
    • There is not a lowered section at the basket only checkout(s) .
    • The chip & pin card machines are accessible from the basket only checkout(s).
    • There is not a/are not hearing assistance system(s) at the basket only checkout(s).
    • Basket checkouts are shown in photographs 5 to 8.
  • Self-Service Checkout(s) View
    • The controls/screen heights for the self-service checkout(s) vary between 62cm and 130cm.
    • The chip & pin card machines are accessible from the self-service checkout(s).
    • Colleagues can provide assistance with using the self-service checkout(s).
    • Self-service checkouts are shown in photographs 9 to 12.

Counter (Customer Services)

  • The counter is located to the left as you enter.
  • The counter is approximately 10m from the entrance.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the counter.
  • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter.
  • The counter is clearly signed.
  • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the counter.
  • The counter is not placed in front of a plain background.
  • The lighting levels at the counter are good.
  • The height of the counter is 101cm.
  • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
  • There is a lowered section of the counter.
  • The height of the lowered section at the counter is 72cm.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section of the counter.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the lowered section of the counter.
  • The counter is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Colleagues are not trained to use the hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 25/10/2021.
  • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.
  • The hearing loop to the left was working, but the loop on the right was not - no sound was picked up.

Parent and Baby Room

  • There is a parent and baby room.
  • The parent and baby room is located to the left as you enter.
  • The parent and baby room is approximately 20m from the entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the parent and baby room.
  • A colleague does not need to be notified for use of the room.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the parent and baby room door.
  • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
  • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
  • The height of the baby change table is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • There are disposal facilities in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a wash basin in the parent and baby room.
  • The height of the wash basin is 80cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
  • There is a/are chair(s) in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a chair with armrests on both sides.
  • There is not a toilet in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial, written text and ‘Not All Disabilities Are Visible’ signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 155cm x 204cm (5ft 1in x 6ft 8in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin and a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a sensor flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary, nappy/incontinence items bin and pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet does not have a backrest or a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 119cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located to the left as you enter.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 20m from the entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 84cm.
    • The height of the lowered wash basin is 75cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are good.