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Tesco Haddington Superstore

Newton Port, Haddington, EH41 3LZ

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in September 2021.
  • Opening times are as normal.
  • There are separate doors for entering and exiting.
  • The entrance vestibule is split by a barrier to allow entry on one side and exit on the other.
  • 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 sanitiser is 100cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • Free standing hand sanitisers are arranged throughout the store.
  • There is a limited number of customers allowed inside.
  • The capacity of the store is restricted to 250 customers.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • There is clear signage at the store entrance, and there are floor stickers throughout the store to encourage social distancing.
  • There are protective clear screens located at checkouts/counters.
  • There are floor standing dividers at the checkouts for social distancing and screens in front of the staffed checkout.
  • 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.
  • 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) and mobility/electric scooter(s) with large basket(s) attached available to borrow.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact Customer Services Desk.
  • There is not a seat/chair available within the store.
  • There is a defibrillator in store.
  • The types of trolley available at this store include; standard (shallow), standard (large) with baby seat and wheelchair attachable.
  • 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 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 Newton Port.
  • 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.
    • 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 450cm.
    • 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 range around the Blue Badge Bays from 100 cm to 115 cm width, whereas the marked bays around the Parent and Child are all at 120 cm.
    • To use a Blue Badge Bay a valid Blue Badge must be displayed at all times. A ramp runs alongside the Blue Badge Bays the ramp is 100 cm wide with a slope of 2.2, the bollards are 100 cm high with identification ring(s) and are placed to line up (approx.) with the centre line of each Blue Badge Bay.
  • Paying View
    • Parking is free for up to 3 hours.
    • Parking terms and conditions are prominently displayed in the car park. No parking payment machines are located at the venue.
  • 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 not clearly visible from the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is not clearly signposted.
    • Pedestrian walkways are not available in the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance(s) is tarmac and block paving.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).

ATM(s)

  • The ATM(s) is/are located as you approach the entrance to the store the ATMs are to your right.
  • The ATM(s) is/are 20m from the the main entrance.
  • The controls/screen heights vary between 87cm and 121cm.
  • There is not a lowered ATM available.
  • There are two ATMs at this location, however one has been taken out of service to aid social distancing.

Approach

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles.
    • There are bollards on the approach.
    • The height of the bollard(s) is 110cm.
    • The bollards have a visual identification band.
    • The minimum width between the bollards is 130cm.
    • There is step-free access on the approach.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.
    • The slope of 2.2 is from the concrete slab area leading from the various car parking areas to the front of the building. These car parking areas have been designed to fit the ancient stone walls and have varying degrees of slope to the main access road.

Entrance

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located as you approach the store from the car park the entrance is to your right.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'HELLO'.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • 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 width of the door opening is 150cm.
    • 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 92cm.
    • There are identical sets of doors at either side of the entrance foyer.
    • There are security pillars at the entrance doors.
    • The security pillars does not contrast visually with the flooring.
    • The minimum width between the security pillars is 180cm.
    • Floor mounted screens have been placed to split the inner set of doors so as to direct entry and exit.
    • The trolley sanitisation units are outside, the other side of the outer doors. The hand sanitation is inside the store near the self service checkouts.

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 140cm.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There are mats in aisles that might be perceived as holes.
    • Resting/seating areas are not available in this store.
    • A seat can be made available if required.
  • 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.

Café

  • The café is located just inside the main entrance to your right it is run by Costa Coffee.
  • 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; written 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.
  • There is a hearing assistance system .
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is located to the counter where the customer places the order for snacks and drinks.
  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
  • Colleagues are trained to use the hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 16/09/2021.
  • The hearing loop was working at the time of testing.
  • The height of the counter is 97cm.
  • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
  • The type of flooring in this area is laminate.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • 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 60cm.
  • 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.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • There are also bench seats.
  • The type of flooring in this area is laminate.
  • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Checkouts

  • Checkout Area View
    • The checkout(s) is/are located as you enter the store along the right hand wall, past the customer services counter as.
    • 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).
  • Staffed Checkout(s) View
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the staffed checkout(s).
    • 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 staffed checkout(s) have a hearing assistance system; 4 & 10.
    • The type of system is a fixed loop.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) is/are signed.
    • Colleagues are 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); 4 & 10.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were tested on 16/09/2021.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were working at the time of testing.
    • Both counters with the hearing loops were tested and both were working.
  • Self-Service Checkout(s) View
    • The controls/screen heights for the self-service checkout(s) vary between 63cm and 135cm.
    • 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 63cm and 135cm.
    • The chip & pin card machines are not accessible from the self-service checkout(s).

Counter

  • The counter is located as you enter the store the Customer Service Counter is to your left.
  • The counter is approximately 20m from the the main entrance, by going around the self service checkouts.
  • 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 placed in front of a plain background.
  • The lighting levels at the counter are good.
  • The height of the counter is 97cm.
  • There is 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 hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Colleagues are trained to use the hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 16/09/2021.
  • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the the main entrance, behind the Costa Coffee Cafe.
    • 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 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is poor.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 162cm x 192cm (5ft 4in x 6ft 4in).
    • 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 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 the left.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf has the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 60cm.
    • The shelf is located where it is reachable.
    • The toilet has a wall which acts as a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • 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 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 74cm (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.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 93cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 120cm (3ft 11in).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located behind the Costa Café to the right as youu enter the store.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 20m from the main 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 85cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Parent and Baby Room

  • There is a parent and baby room.
  • The parent and baby room is located in the Customer Toilets area behind the Costa Coffee Café.
  • The parent and baby room is approximately 20m from the from the main 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 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 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • 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 74cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is lever.
  • 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.