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Tesco Harlow Metro

1-6 Harvey Centre, Harlow, CM20 1XN

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Summary

Getting Here

COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in April 2021.
  • There are separate doors for entering and exiting.
  • The entrance is on the left and the exit is on the right as you face the store.
  • 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 100cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There are hand sanitisers located beyond the entrance to the left, at the customer service counter and throughout the store.
  • 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 not 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 entrance, exit or 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 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 Customer Services counter.
  • 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.

Public Parking

ATM(s)

  • The ATM(s) is/are located to the left as you face the store.
  • The ATM(s) is/are 1m from the entrance.
  • The controls/screen heights vary between 90cm and 120cm.
  • There is not a lowered ATM available.

Approach (Car Park to Shopping Centre Entrance)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is tarmac and concrete tiles.
    • There is step-free access from the car park to the ground floor level of the shopping centre where Tesco is located.
      Access is via double automatic doors.
    • There are barriers on the approach.
    • The height of the bollard(s) is 100cm.
    • The bollards contrast(s) visually with the paving.
    • The minimum width between the bollards is 110cm.
    • There is step-free access on the approach.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Entrance (The Harvey Centre - Ground Floor)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor, opposite Wilko.
  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
  • This entrance is signed with 'TESCO metro'.
  • There is step-free access at this entrance.
  • Entrance View
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm.
    • The barriers do contrast visually with the flooring.
    • The minimum width between the security pillars is 180cm.
    • There is a/are hand sanitiser(s) in this area.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser(s) is/are 100cm.

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 some 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.
    • Background music is only played at certain times.
  • Signage View
    • Overhead aisle signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the store.
    • Dementia friendly signage is provided.

Checkouts

  • Checkout Area View
    • The checkout(s) is/are located to the left after you enter 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 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 staffed checkout(s) is not/are not placed in front of a plain background.
    • The height of the staffed checkout(s) is/are 90cm.
    • There is a lowered section at the staffed checkout(s).
    • The height of the lowered section at the staffed checkout(s) is 70cm.
    • The chip & pin card machines are accessible from the staffed checkout(s).
    • There is not a/are not hearing assistance system(s) at the staffed checkout(s).
  • Self-Service Checkout(s) View
    • The controls/screen heights for the self-service checkout(s) vary between 108cm and 132cm.
    • The chip & pin card machines are 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 after you enter the store.
  • The counter is approximately 8m 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 100cm.
  • 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.
  • Clipboards can be provided to anyone who is unable to use the counter.
  • 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 trained to use the hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system was not tested at the time of the survey.
  • Travel money can be ordered and collected at customer service counter.

Accessible Toilet(s)

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

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.

Public Facilities

  • There is an accessible toilet available within the shopping centre.
  • Standard toilets are available within the shopping centre.
  • Baby changing facilities are available within the shopping centre.