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Tesco Millom Superstore

Lancashire Road, Millom, LA18 4BX

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in November 2021.
  • The store operates normal hours.
  • The number of Blue Badge parking bays has been reduced temporarily.
  • There is a traffic light system in place at the entrance/exit.
  • There is not a colleague available at the entrance.
  • Customers should request help or assistance from the Customer Services Counter.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are free standing.
  • The height of the hand sanitiser is 102cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There is a limited number of customers allowed inside.
  • Customers numbers are limited to 100.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • Floor stickers and distancing notices were evident within the store.
  • There are protective clear screens located at checkouts/counters.
  • Toilets are not available.
  • This store only has staff toilet facilities.
  • 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 not a colleague available for help and assistance.
  • Customers should request help or assistance from the Customer Services 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 a colleague trained in British Sign Language.
  • There is a/are wheelchair(s) available to borrow.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact the Customer Services Counter.
  • 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 (large), standard (shallow), standard (large) with baby seat and wheelchair attachable.
  • There is not 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 Lancashire Road.
  • 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 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 250cm x 455cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays have a marked zone to both sides and rear.
    • The marked zones around the Blue Badge parking bays have not got at least the recommended width of 120cm.
    • The side zones varies between 125 and 110cm.
    • The dimensions of other designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) vary in size.
    • The width varies between 235 and 260, with two bays at 250, the length is consistent at 455.
  • Paying View
    • Parking is free for up to 2 hours.
    • Payment signs are not provided.
  • 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 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 outside to the left as you exit the store.
  • The ATM(s) is/are 25m from the the entrance to the store.
  • There are bollards on the approach to the ATM(s).
  • The height of the bollard(s) is 100cm.
  • The bollards have a visual identification band.
  • The minimum width between the bollards is 116cm.
  • The controls/screen heights vary between 84cm and 116cm.
  • There is not a lowered ATM available.
  • The identification bands are well worn from use.

Approach

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is block paving.
    • There are bollards on the approach.
    • The height of the bollard(s) is 100cm.
    • The bollards have a visual identification band.
    • The minimum width between the bollards is 120cm.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.
    • The slope runs upwards from the car park level to the store entrance.

Entrance

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on your right as you approach the store from the Tesco car park.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Tesco Welcome to Tesco Millom'.
    • 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 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 210cm.
    • 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 200cm.
    • There is a/are hand sanitiser(s) in this area.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser(s) is/are 100cm.
    • Inside the entrance is a hygiene station for hand sanitisers and for sanitising handles of trollies and baskets.

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 100cm.
    • Some aisles are reduced in width due to produce displays while one is reduced by a building support pillar.
    • 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 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.

Counter

  • The counter is located to your right as you enter the store.
  • The counter is approximately 20m from the the entrance to the store.
  • Clear signage for the counter is not 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 95cm.
  • 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.
  • Clipboards can be provided to anyone who is unable to use the counter.
  • There is not 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 tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 18/11/2021.
  • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.
  • Both tills at the Customer Services Counter are signed for hearing assistance, when tested till 100 worked, while till number 91 failed the test.

Checkouts

  • Checkout Area View
    • The checkout(s) is/are located to your right 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 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 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 staffed checkout(s) have a hearing assistance system; 5.
    • 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); 5.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were tested on 18/11/2021.
    • 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 65cm and 120cm.
    • 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).
  • Comments View
    • During the term of the survey the checkouts, both self service and staffed were constantly very busy with customer paying for their purchases. It was impossible to take photos of the checkouts without having customers within the shots. This explains why there are no photos within this section of the brief.

Accessible Toilet(s)

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

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.