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Tesco Lewes Superstore

Brooks Road, Lewes, BN7 2BY

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Summary

Getting Here

COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in March 2021.
  • There are separate doors for entering and exiting.
  • The entrance foyer is divided into two parts for entering and exiting. The entrance section is on the right when you face the store and the exit is on the left.
  • There is a traffic light system in place at the entrance/exit.
  • Photograph 2 shows the signage for the traffic light system and photograph 3 shows the lights above the entrance.
  • 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 97cm.
  • 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.
  • Photograph 8 shows the protective clear screen at the self service checkouts.
  • 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.
  • Please head to Customer Service to get help and assistance.
  • 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) 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, wheelchair attachable, adapted with padded seat and adapted with padded seat/headrest.
  • There is 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 type is open air/surface.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • The car park surface is tarmac and block paving.
  • Parking View
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are available.
    • All parking spaces are provided on a first come first served basis.
    • Additional parking is available outside the petrol station.
  • 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 15+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 250cm x 460cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays have a marked zone to one side but not at the rear.
    • The marked zones around the Blue Badge parking bays have at least the recommended width of 120cm.
    • The dimensions of other designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) vary in size.
  • Paying View
    • Parking is free for up to 3 hours.
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment signs are located throughout the car park.
    • Payment term signs do make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
  • 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 surface on the approach to the entrance(s) is concrete tiles.
    • 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 outside the entrance.
    • 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.
    • There are bollards at the drop off point with a height of 100cm width of 160cm (photograph 10).

Electric Vehicle Charging Points (Pod Point)

  • There is a/are electric vehicle charging point(s) available.
  • The provider of the charging point(s) is Pod Point.
  • The charging speed is unknown.
  • The electric vehicle charging point(s) is/are located to the far right of the car park as you face the store.
  • Colleagues are not able to provide assistance with the electric vehicle charging points.
  • There is/are 4 electric vehicle charging point(s).
  • The electric vehicle charging bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
  • The dimensions of the electric vehicle charging bay(s) surveyed are 240cm x 480cm.
  • The charging point(s) is/are located to the front as you approach the bay(s).
  • The height of the electric vehicle charging point controls/screen is 110cm.
  • The height of the electric vehicle charging point nozzle slot is 100cm.
  • An app is required to use the charging point(s).
  • Parking charges apply for all users (including Blue Badge holders).
  • Payment signs are not provided.
  • For more information and a guide to electric vehicle charging please click here.
  • There is not a/are not designated electric vehicle charging point(s) available for Blue Badge holders.

ATM(s)

  • The ATM(s) is/are located to the right as you face the entrance.
  • The ATM(s) is/are 15m from the entrance.
  • The controls/screen heights vary between 94cm and 134cm.
  • There is not a lowered ATM available.

Approach (Blue Badge Bays to Entrance)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is tarmac and block paving.
    • There are bollards 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 100cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope on the approach.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent, has a slight gradient and has no handrails.
    • The slope is located between the Blue Badge bays and the entrance.

Approach (River Ouse Footpath to Entrance)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles and block paving.
    • The approach surface is uneven in places.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope on the approach.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent, has a slight gradient and has handrails on both sides.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • The ramp has resting areas.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) on the approach.
    • There is/are 7 unmarked step(s), with handrails on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 13cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • Tactile paving is only at the top of the steps.

Entrance

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the store.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Entrance only'.
    • There is step-free 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/do 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 100cm.
    • 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 210cm.
    • 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.
    • The minimum width between the security pillars is 183cm.
    • There is a/are hand sanitiser(s) in this area.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser(s) is/are 102cm.
    • 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 150cm+.
    • The minimum aisle width is 138cm.
    • 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.
    • 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.

F&F Clothing

  • F&F Clothing View
    • F&F Clothing is located to the right after the entrance, at the far side of the store.
    • F&F Clothing is approximately 69m from the entrance.
    • Clear signage for F&F Clothing is not 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+.
    • 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 good.
    • Resting/seating areas are not available in this area.
    • A seat cannot be made available if required.
    • Background music is only played at certain 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.

Tesco Mobile

  • Tesco Mobile Area View
    • Tesco Mobile is located at the front of the store, to the right after the entrance.
    • Tesco Mobile is approximately 22m from the entrance.
    • Clear signage for Tesco Mobile is not 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 is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • Resting/seating areas are available in this area.
    • The seats do not have armrests.
    • 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 100cm.
    • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the 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 1 consultation desk(s) available.
    • The consultation desk surveyed is 3m from the counter.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the consultation desk(s).
    • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the desk(s) is 96cm.
    • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk(s).
    • The seats do not have armrests.

Café (Costa)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located at the front of the store, to the right after the entrance.
  • 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 and menu boards.
  • 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 only played at certain times.
  • There is a hearing assistance system .
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is located at the counter.
  • 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 17/03/2021.
  • The hearing loop was working at the time of testing.
  • There is a portable card machine available for payment.
  • The height of the counter is 105cm.
  • There is 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 standard height for the underside of dining tables is 70cm.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • There are also armchairs and bench seats.
  • The type of flooring in this area is laminate.
  • 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 clearly signed.
    • The lighting levels at the checkout(s) are good.
    • There is a/are self-service checkout(s), staffed checkout(s) and basket only 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 not a lowered section at 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 standard checkout(s) have a hearing assistance system; 13, 17 and 18.
    • The type of system is a fixed loop.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) is not/are not 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); 13.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were tested on 17/03/2021.
    • 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 82cm.
    • There is not a lowered section at the basket only checkout(s) .
    • The chip & pin card machines are 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 63cm and 130cm.
    • The chip & pin card machines are 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 130cm.
    • 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 scan as you shop scanner pick up point is located beyond the entrance (photograph 12).

Counter (Customer Service)

  • The counter is located just beyond the entrance.
  • The counter is approximately 3m from the entrance.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • 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 95cm.
  • 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 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.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Left Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left after the entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 31m (33yd 2ft) from the entrance.
    • 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, written text and ‘Not All Disabilities Are Visible’ 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 sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 173cm x 195cm (5ft 8in x 6ft 5in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin and a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not 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 poor.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not 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 a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 137cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is not a mirror.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has 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 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • 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 69cm (2ft 3in).
    • 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 good.
    • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
    • 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 100cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 95cm (3ft 1in).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located to the left after the entrance.
    • 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 good.

Parent and Baby Room

  • There is a parent and baby room.
  • The parent and baby room is located to the left after the main entrance.
  • The parent and baby room is approximately 28m 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 set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
  • 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 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 not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are good.