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Tesco Swillington Express

2-2a Wakefield Road, Swillington, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 8DS

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in May 2021.
  • There are external queuing points.
  • There are separate doors for entering and exiting.
  • There is not a colleague available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are wall mounted.
  • The height of the hand sanitiser is 118cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • Additional hand sanitisers are available at the checkouts.
  • 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 clear signage throughout the store to remind people to social distance.
  • 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) .

Summary

Getting Here

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a colleague available for help and assistance.
  • Additional hand sanitisers are available at the checkouts.
  • 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 (large).
  • 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 not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • The staff room could be used if required for someone in distress.
  • The defibrillator is located on the wall on the left opposite the checkouts.

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.
  • Parking View
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not 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 1 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 230cm x 470cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays have a marked zone to one side and 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 30 minutes.
  • 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 not clearly visible from the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is not clearly signposted.
    • Pedestrian walkways are not available in the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance(s) is tarmac.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).

Approach (Car Park to the Store)

Approach (Pedestrian Access - Wakefield Road)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is tarmac.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope on the approach.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent, has a steep gradient.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) on the approach.
    • There is/are 5 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 easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 15cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The depth of the steps are 51cm.
    • The slope is located off Wakefield Road to the left of the store. The store is located to the right at the top of the slope. The stairs are located off Wakefield Road. The entrance to the store is at the top of the steps.

Entrance (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the entrance.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Tesco Express'.
    • There is ramped/sloped 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 153cm.
    • There are security pillars at the entrance doors.
    • The barriers do contrast visually with the flooring.
    • The minimum width between the security pillars is 160cm.
    • There is a/are hand sanitiser(s) in this area.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser(s) is/are 118cm.
    • Additional hand sanitisers are available at the checkouts.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not 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 up the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 126cm.

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 97cm.
    • There is a pillar in aisle three as you enter from the main entrance, as seen in photograph 6.
    • 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 only played at certain times, the volume can be adjusted if requested.
  • 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 from 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 not clearly signed.
    • The lighting levels at the checkout(s) are good.
    • There is a/are self-service checkout(s) and staffed 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 92cm.
    • There is a lowered section at the staffed checkout(s).
    • The height of the lowered section at the staffed checkout(s) is 70cm.
    • 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; 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 systems were tested at the following staffed checkout(s); 1.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were tested on 04/05/2021.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were working at the time of testing.
    • The aisle at the self serve checkouts is 103cm as it is obstructed by the Covid screens, as seen in photograph 6.
  • Self-Service Checkout(s) View
    • The controls/screen heights for the self-service checkout(s) vary between 120cm and 160cm.
    • The chip & pin card machines are not accessible from the self-service checkout(s).

Accessible Toilet(s)

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

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.

ATM(s)

  • The ATM(s) is/are located outside to the right of the store.
  • The ATM(s) is/are 5m from the main entrance.
  • There are bollards on the approach to the ATM(s).
  • The height of the bollard(s) is 89cm.
  • The bollards have a visual identification band.
  • The minimum width between the bollards is 117cm.
  • The controls/screen heights vary between 89cm and 125cm.
  • There is not a lowered ATM available.