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Tesco Ely Superstore

Angel Drove, Ely, CB7 4DJ

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Summary

Getting Here

COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in February 2021.
  • There are separate doors for entering and exiting.
  • The doors to the right as you face the store are used for entry, with the doors to the left used for exiting the store.
  • 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 hand held.
  • The height of the hand sanitiser is 105cm.
  • 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 is signage throughout the store to remind people of 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) .

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a colleague available for help and assistance.
  • To get assistance please speak to a colleague at the customer service counter.
  • 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 not a colleague trained in British Sign Language.
  • British Sign Language interpreters cannot be provided on request.
  • There is a/are wheelchair(s), mobility/electric scooter(s) and mobility/electric scooter(s) with large basket(s) attached available to borrow.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact customer service.
  • 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 and wheelchair attachable.
  • There is not a water bowl available for assistance dogs.
  • There is a Tesco Grocery Click+Collect service in the store.
  • Customers can obtain online Tesco Grocery Click+Collect items from the car park collection station.
  • 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.

Parking

  • The store does have its own parking facilities.
  • The car park is located off Angel Drove.
  • 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 23 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 220cm x 445cm.
    • 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 are 100cm wide at each side.
  • Paying View
    • Parking is free for up to 3 hours.
  • Access from the Car Park View
    • 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • Pedestrian walkways are available in the car park.
    • The pedestrian walkways are located leading from the Blue Badge bays to the front of the store.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance(s) is 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 to the left of the store as you face it.
    • The route from the drop-off point(s) to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
    • There is no tactile paving on dropped kerbs between the drop-off point(s) and the entrance.

Approach (Entrance)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is block paving.
    • The approach surface is uneven in places.
    • There are bollards on the approach.
    • The height of the bollard(s) is 91cm.
    • The bollards have a visual identification band.
    • The minimum width between the bollards is 140cm.
    • There is step-free access on the approach.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a small steep incline at one part of the approach to the entrance. This can be avoided by using the access road for approximately 15m.

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 35m from the entrance.
  • There are bollards on the approach to the ATM(s).
  • The height of the bollard(s) is 91cm.
  • The bollards have a visual identification band.
  • The minimum width between the bollards is 140cm.
  • The controls/screen heights vary between 115cm and 146cm.
  • There is a lowered ATM available.
  • The height range of the lowered ATM controls/screen is 90cm to 125cm.

Entrance

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the store.
  • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
  • There is ramped/sloped 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 not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
  • Entrance View
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 151cm.
    • 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 208cm.
    • There are identical sets of doors at either side of the entrance foyer.
    • There are security pillars at the entrance doors.
    • The barriers do contrast visually with the flooring.
    • There is a/are hand sanitiser(s) in this area.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser(s) is/are 108cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Getting Around

  • Access and Circulation View
    • There is step-free access throughout the store.
    • The majority of aisle widths are 150cm+.
    • There is some flooring in which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • 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 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.
  • 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 ahead and at the rear right after you enter the store.
    • F&F Clothing is approximately 45m from the entrance.
    • F&F Clothing is clearly 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+.
    • One aisle was obstructed by a sale board at the time of survey.
    • There is some flooring in this area which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • Resting/seating areas are not available in this area.
    • A seat can be made available if required.
    • Background music is played at all times.
  • Counter View
    • There are no payment counters in this area of the store. Please pay for any items at one of the main checkouts.
  • Standard Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 1 standard fitting room(s) within the store.
  • Comments View
    • The fitting room was closed at the time of survey (25/02/2021).

Tesco Mobile

  • Tesco Mobile Area View
    • Tesco Mobile is located to the left as you enter, at the rear of the checkouts.
    • Tesco Mobile is approximately 20m from the entrance.
    • Tesco Mobile is clearly 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.
    • There is some flooring in this area which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • Resting/seating areas are available in this area.
    • There is a mixture of seating with and without armrests.
    • Background music is played at all times.
    • 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 101cm.
    • 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 2 consultation desk(s) available.
    • The consultation desk surveyed is 1m from the counter.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the consultation desk(s).
    • There is not room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the desk(s) is 72cm.
    • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk(s).
    • There is a mixture of seating with and without armrests.

Pharmacy

  • Pharmacy Area View
    • The Pharmacy is located at the front of the store.
    • The Pharmacy is approximately 40m from the entrance.
    • Clear signage for the Pharmacy is not visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the Pharmacy.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the Pharmacy.
    • The Pharmacy is clearly signed.
    • There is some flooring in this area which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is flooring in this area which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • Resting/seating areas are available in this area.
    • There is a mixture of seating with and without armrests.
    • Background music is played at all times.
  • 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 100cm.
    • There is 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 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 25/02/2021.
    • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.
  • Consultation Room(s) View
    • The pharmacy has 1 consultation room(s) available.
    • The consultation room is 5m from the pharmacy counter.
    • The consultation room is not clearly signed.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the consultation room.
    • There is a/are door(s) leading into the consultation room.
    • There is no signage on or near the door.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The clear door width is 86cm.
    • There is not room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the consultation room.
    • There are seats with armrests on both sides.
    • Background music is played at all times.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • The consultation room is fully enclosed.

Café (Costa)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located at the front of the store.
  • There is step-free access to the café.
  • Tables cannot be booked in advance.
  • There is a counter where food and drink can be ordered.
  • Colleagues can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
  • Menu types include; picture wall menus.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • Colleagues can read menus to customers if requested.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Adapted cups are not available.
  • Adapted cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • This area does play background music.
  • Background music is played at all times.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The height of the counter is 105cm.
  • There is not a moveable card machine available for payment.
  • The type of flooring in this area is tiles.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
  • The height between the floor and the underside of the lowest dining table is 72cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the underside of the highest dining table is 75cm.
  • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 75cm.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • There are also sofas and bench seats.
  • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
  • There is some flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Checkouts

  • Checkout Area View
    • The checkout(s) is/are located at the front of the store.
    • 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 basket only checkout(s), staffed checkout(s) and self-service 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 92cm.
    • There is not a lowered section at the staffed checkout(s).
    • The chip & pin card machines are not accessible from the staffed checkout(s).
    • There is a/are hearing assistance system(s) at the staffed checkout(s).
    • The following standard checkout(s) have a hearing assistance system; 17, 27 and 32.
    • 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); 32.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were tested on 25/02/2021.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were working at the time of testing.
  • 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 92cm.
    • There is not a lowered section at the basket only checkout(s).
    • The chip & pin card machines are not accessible from the basket only checkout(s).
    • There is not a/are not hearing assistance system(s) at the basket only checkout(s).
  • Self-Service Checkout(s) View
    • The controls/screen heights for the self-service checkout(s) vary between 62cm and 137cm.
    • The chip & pin card machines are not accessible from the self-service checkout(s).
    • Colleagues can provide assistance with using the self-service checkout(s).
  • Scan as you Shop View
    • The controls/screen heights for the self-service checkout(s) vary between 62cm and 137cm.
    • The chip & pin card machines are not accessible from the self-service checkout(s).
    • Colleagues can provide assistance with using the self-service checkout(s).

Counter (Customer Service)

  • The counter is located to the left as you enter.
  • The counter is approximately 12m from the entrance.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the counter.
  • There is not 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 96cm.
  • 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 76cm.
  • 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 25/02/2021.
  • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located to the left as you enter, along the rear of the checkouts and on the left.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 30m 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.
    • It was not possible to access the female toilet.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 85cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.

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 store, along the rear of the checkouts and on the left.
  • The parent and baby room is approximately 35m 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • 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 75cm.
  • 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 a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.