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Tesco Rainham Kent Metro

1 Rainham Centre, Rainham, Gillingham, ME8 7HW

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Summary

  • The store is located within Rainham Shopping Centre.
  • The details within this access guide relate to the store and not the shopping centre.

Getting Here

COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in March 2021.
  • There are external queuing points.
  • The external queuing points are clearly marked/signed.
  • The external queuing system is marked by metal barriers.
  • There are separate doors for entering and exiting.
  • There is a traffic light system in place at the entrance/exit.
  • There is a colleague available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are hand held.
  • The height of the hand sanitiser is 90cm.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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 a colleague at customer services.
  • 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 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.

Public Parking

Approach (Car Park to Entrance)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles and block paving.
    • The approach surface is uneven in places.
    • 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 120cm.
    • There is step-free access on the approach.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

ATM(s)

  • The ATM(s) is/are located to the right as you exit the store.
  • The ATM(s) is/are 10m from the exit.
  • The controls/screen heights vary between 60cm and 140cm.
  • There is not a lowered ATM available.

Entrance

  • 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 not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
  • Entrance View
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 180cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of this entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There are security barriers at the entrance doors.
    • The barriers do contrast visually with the flooring.
    • The minimum width between the security barriers is 180cm.
    • There is a/are hand sanitiser(s) in this area.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser(s) is/are 90cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • 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 both sides of the ramp.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • There is/are 2 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 15cm.
    • 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+.
    • 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 side of the store, directly behind customer services.
    • 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).
    • There is a/are staffed checkout(s), self-service 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 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; 9 and 11.
    • 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); 9 and 11.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were tested on 04/03/2021.
    • 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 90cm.
    • 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 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 Services)

  • The counter is located opposite the entrance.
  • The counter is approximately 12m 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.
  • 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 04/03/2021.
  • 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.

Public Facilities (Rainham Shopping Precinct)

  • Standard toilets are available within the shopping area.

Exit

  • Exit View
    • This information is for the exit located after the checkouts, on the left side of the store.
    • The exit area/door is clearly signed internally.
    • This exit is signed with 'Goodbye. Hope to see you again soon'.
    • There is step-free access at this exit.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this exit.
    • The exit door(s) does not/do not 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 105cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of this exit, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There are security barriers at the exit doors.
    • The barriers do contrast visually with the flooring.
    • The minimum width between the security barriers is 165cm.