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Tesco Holyrood Express

59 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AU

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Summary

Getting Here

COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in March 2021.
  • 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 118cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • Additional hand sanitiser is available at the checkouts on request.
  • 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 checkout.
  • 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 (shallow).
  • 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 not a portable hearing assistance system.
  • There is a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • The staff canteen is used as a place of safety with a member of staff present.
  • Wheeled baskets and standard wired baskets are available.
    The defibrillator is located by the entrance, to the right as you enter the store.

Public Parking

  • On Street Standard Parking View
    • Standard on street parking is available.
    • The standard on street parking is located on Holyrood Road and St John Street.
    • There is limited on-street parking on Holyrood Road, St John Street.
      Parking for car club members and loading only is available in front of the store.
      Parking is pay and display with a 4 hour maximum stay.
      Parking for Blue Badge holders is free of charge and without time limit at on-street pay-and-display spaces.
  • Public Car Park View
    • There is a car park for public use within approximately 200m (219yd).
    • The public car park is located on Viewcraig Gardens, off Holyrood Road.
    • The name of the car park is NCP Holyrood Road.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available within the car park.
    • There are 4 Blue Badge bays in the car park.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).
  • Additional Public Parking Information View

ATM(s)

  • The ATM(s) is/are located to the left as you face the store.
  • The ATM(s) is/are 15m from the store entrance.
  • The height of the ATM(s) controls/screens is 93cm.
  • There is not a lowered ATM available.

Approach (Holyrood Road)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles.
    • The approach surface is uneven in places.
    • There are obstructions on the approach.
    • There is a waste bin to the side of the entrance and a signpost and bike rack at the kerb side.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope on the approach.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent, has a slight gradient and has no handrails.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • The slight slope is to the length of the street.

Entrance (Store Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the store on Holyrood Road.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'TESCO express'.
    • 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 width of the door opening is 142cm.
    • 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 146cm.
    • There are baskets on right as you enter the store.
    • There is a/are hand sanitiser(s) in this area.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser(s) is/are 118cm.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Getting Around

  • Access and Circulation View
    • There is step-free access throughout the store.
    • The majority of aisle widths are not 150cm+.
    • The minimum aisle width is 90cm.
    • There are product displays, promotions, and bins and the ends of aisles.
      There are columns with grey protective identification bands that reduce the aisle width.
    • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • 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.

Checkouts

  • Checkout Area View
    • The checkout(s) is/are located to the left as 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 not clearly signed.
    • The lighting levels at the checkout(s) are moderate to 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 91cm.
    • There is a lowered section at the staffed checkout(s).
    • The height of the lowered section at the staffed checkout(s) is 71cm.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the lowered section of 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; 2 (right).
    • 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 system(s) was/were tested on 31/03/2021.
    • 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 90cm and 160cm.
    • 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).
    • There are two different types of self-service checkouts available.
      The lower type has controls 90cm to 130cm in height, the higher type has controls 110cm to 160cm in height.
      The self-service checkouts are card payment only.

Accessible Toilet(s)

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

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.