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Tesco Margate Metro

281 Northdown Road, Cliftonville, Margate, CT9 3PL

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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) available to borrow.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact customer service counter or any colleague.
  • 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) and standard (large) with baby seat.
  • 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 Devonshire Gardens.
  • 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 3 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 240cm x 480cm.
    • 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.
  • Paying View
    • Parking is free for up to 1 hour 30 minutes.
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment signs are located throughout the car park.
    • Payment term signs do not 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 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 a/are clearly marked drop-off point(s).
    • The drop-off point(s) is/are located at the rear of the store to the right as you exit the store.
    • 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.

Electric Vehicle Charging Points

  • There is not a/are not electric vehicle charging point(s) available.

ATM(s)

  • The ATM(s) is/are located outside the main entrance, next to the car park.
  • The ATM(s) is/are 8m from the main entrance.
  • The controls/screen heights vary between 100cm and 140cm.
  • There is not a lowered ATM available.

Approach

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is tarmac 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 no handrails.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • The ramp has resting areas.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) on the approach.
    • There is/are 1 unmarked step(s), with no handrails.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 17cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.

Entrance (Main 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 'Hello'.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped 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/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 160cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of this entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • 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 145cm.
    • There are security pillars at the entrance doors.
    • The height of the bollard(s) is 175cm.
    • The barriers do contrast visually with the flooring.
    • The minimum width between the security pillars is 155cm.
    • There is a/are hand sanitiser(s) in this area.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser(s) is/are 90cm.
    • There is a ramp with a very easy incline.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading up from the store car park.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located to the left of the entrance in the car park.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

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 95cm.
    • One aisle has support pillars along the middle. It is 95cm space on each side of the pillars.
    • 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 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.

Checkouts

  • Checkout Area View
    • The checkout(s) is/are located to the left as you enter the main entrance.
    • 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 no 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 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; 1.
    • 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); 1.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were tested on 15/03/2021.
    • 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 60cm and 135cm.
    • 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 immediately to the right as you enter the main entrance.
  • The counter is approximately 4m from the main 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 no 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 15/03/2021.
  • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.

Accessible Toilet(s)

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

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.

Parent and Baby Room

  • There is not a parent and baby room.

Exit (Main Exit)

  • Exit View
    • This information is for the exit located at the rear of the store, past the checkouts.
    • The exit area/door is not clearly signed internally.
    • There is step-free access at this exit.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this exit.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this exit area which may look like a hole to some people.
    • The exit door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 180cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 130cm.
    • There is a/are hand sanitiser(s) in this area.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser(s) is/are 145cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left and right after you exit the second door.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going down the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 140cm.