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Tesco Birmingham Carrs Lane Express

Carrs Lane, Birmingham, B4 7SS

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in July 2021.
  • There is a traffic light system in place at the entrance/exit.
  • There is 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 sanitiser is 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 not 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.
  • There is a permanent colleague at the door but assistance can also be obtained from the checkouts which are situated 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.
  • British Sign Language interpreters cannot be provided on request.
  • There is a seat/chair available within the store.
  • There is a defibrillator in store.
  • There is a water bowl available for assistance dogs.
  • There is not a Tesco Grocery Click+Collect service in the store.
  • There is not a Tesco Collect+ service in the store.
  • There is a portable hearing assistance system.
  • 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 15/07/2021.
  • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.
  • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.

Public Parking

ATM(s)

  • The ATM(s) is/are located to the left of the store entrance.
  • The ATM(s) is/are 10m from the entrance.
  • The controls/screen heights vary between 90cm and 140cm.
  • There is not a lowered ATM available.

Entrance

  • Entrance View
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not 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 not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 180cm.
    • There are security pillars at the entrance doors.
    • The minimum width between the security pillars is 178cm.
    • There are two types of baskets immediately to the left as entering the store.
    • There is a/are hand sanitiser(s) in this area.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser(s) is/are 120cm.
    • There is also a free-standing sanitiser unit in aisle 2 at height 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 90cm.
    • There are some aisles obstructed by product bins.
    • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Resting/seating areas are not available in this store.
    • A seat can be made available if required.
    • There is no background music.
  • 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.

Checkouts

  • Checkout Area View
    • The checkout(s) is/are located to the left of the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the checkout(s).
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the checkout(s).
    • The checkout(s) is/are not clearly signed.
    • The lighting levels at the checkout(s) are good.
    • There is a/are staffed checkout(s) and self-service checkout(s).
    • There are 3 staffed checkouts and 2 self-service checkouts which are card only.
  • 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 70cm.
    • There is not a lowered section at the staffed checkout(s).
    • The following staffed checkout(s) have a hearing assistance system; 2 and 3.
    • The type of system is a fixed loop.
    • Some of the hearing assistance systems 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); 2 and 3.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were tested on 15/07/2021.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were working at the time of testing.
  • Self-Service Checkout(s) View
    • The controls/screen heights for the self-service checkout(s) vary between 96cm and 111cm.
    • The chip & pin card machines are accessible from the self-service checkout(s).
    • Colleagues can provide assistance with using the self-service checkout(s).
    • The self-service checkouts are card only.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.