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Tesco Thornbury Superstore

Midland Way, Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 2BS

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in November 2021.
  • There are separate doors for entering and exiting.
  • There is a traffic light system in place at the entrance/exit.
  • There is not 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 127cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There is not 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 are protective clear screens located at checkouts/counters.
  • Toilets are 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.
  • For help and assistance please speak with 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) and mobility/electric scooter(s) with large basket(s) attached available to borrow.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact Customer Service counter.
  • 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 and adapted with padded 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 a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • A changing places room and the staff offices can be used as a place of safety. If these rooms are required please speak with a member of staff.

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 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) markings are faded.
    • There is/are 22 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 228cm x 470cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays have a marked zone to both sides but not at the rear.
    • The marked zones around the Blue Badge parking bays have not got at least the recommended width of 120cm.
    • The sides of the Blue Badge parking bays are 110cm wide at the side.
  • Paying View
    • Parking is free (unlimited time).
    • There are three areas designated Blue Badge bay parking. Two areas are at the front of the carpark and the third area is located past the main entrance and to the left of the store. Photographs 5, 6 and 7 show the Blue Badge bays located past the main entrance and to the left of the store.
  • 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 block paving.
    • 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 crossings have 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 at the front left as you face the store.
    • The route from the drop-off point(s) to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • There is no tactile paving on dropped kerbs between the drop-off point(s) and the entrance.

ATM(s)

  • The ATM(s) is/are located behind the main entrance door.
  • The ATM(s) is/are 2m from the main entrance.
  • The controls/screen heights vary between 85cm and 110cm.
  • There is not a lowered ATM available.

Entrance

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front right side of the store.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Hello'.
    • 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 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 147cm.
    • 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 306cm.
    • 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 105cm.
    • There is a/are hand sanitiser(s) in this area.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser(s) is/are 127cm.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Counter (Customer Service and Tobacconist)

  • The counter is located to the left as you enter the main entrance.
  • The counter is approximately 18m 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 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 92cm.
  • There is not 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 77cm.
  • 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 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 23/11/2021.
  • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.
  • At the time of the survey (23/11/2021) Travel Money services were not available at this store.

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.
    • 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.
    • Resting/seating areas are located only bench seating outside and to the front of the 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 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), basket only 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 95cm.
    • 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; 15, 12, 8.
    • 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); 15, 12, 8.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were tested on 23/11/2021.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were working at the time of testing.
  • Basket Only Checkout(s) View
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the basket only checkout(s).
    • The height of the basket only checkout(s) is/are 95cm.
    • There is a lowered section at the basket only checkout(s).
    • The height of the lowered section at the basket only checkout(s) is 76cm.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the lowered section of 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 64cm 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 64cm 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).

Changing Places

  • Location and Access View
    • The facility is located to the left as you enter the store and behind the checkouts.
    • The facility is approximately 33m (36yd 3in) from the main entrance.
    • The facility is in addition to standard and accessible toilets.
    • The facility is located close to other managed facilities (e.g. reception or service counter).
    • There is level access to the facility.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the door.
    • There is a sign at the entrance to the Changing Places facility indicating the location of the nearest toilets and baby changing facilities.
    • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • You do need a key for the facility.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from the Customer Service counter.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The width of the door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The dimensions of the facility are 246cm x 280cm.
    • The ceiling height is at a minimum of 2.4m.
    • There is not a clear 200cm x 180cm manoeuvring space in the facility.
    • The facility has not got a non-slip floor.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The facility toilet is peninsular.
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • Dropdown rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the dropdown rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • As you face the toilet there are vertical grab rails on both sides.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the left of the toilet and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the right of the toilet and wall is poor.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a spatula flush.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 80cm.
    • The toilet has a wall which acts as a backrest.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm for the toilet.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is within reach and fully functional.
  • Changing Bench and Hoist Details View
    • The facility changing bench is free standing.
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 173cm (5ft 8in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in the cubicle.
  • Shower Details View
    • There is not a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
  • Other Facilities View
    • A privacy screen is available.
    • The type of wash basin is fixed.
    • The height of the wash basin is 78cm.
    • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
    • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The colour contrast between the wash basin grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser is not at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 110cm.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is available.
    • The wide paper roll dispenser is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • The height of the wide paper roll dispenser is 89cm.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • The height of the hand dryer is 83cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a shelf within the room.
    • The shelf has the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 52cm.
    • The shelf is located where it is reachable.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with lid) disposal units.
    • There is an emergency alarm for the facility.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is within reach and fully functional.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 102cm and 137cm from the floor.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • At the time of the survey (23/11/2021) the changing places room was being used as storage for wheel chairs.

Parent and Baby Room

  • There is a parent and baby room.
  • The parent and baby room is located to the left as you enter the main entrance and behind the checkouts.
  • The parent and baby room is approximately 38m from the main 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 not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
  • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
  • The height of the baby change table is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • 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 73cm.
  • 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.
  • The depth of the wash basin to reach the soap dispenser is 78cm. The wash basin has a drinking water filter tap. The room contains a hand dryer at the height of 124cm.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Right Side Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter the main entrance and behind checkouts.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 38m (41yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from the Customer Service counter.
    • 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 may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 152cm x 190cm (4ft 12in x 6ft 3in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush 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 the left.
    • There is not 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 poor.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf has the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 55cm.
    • The shelf is not located where it is reachable.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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 66cm (2ft 2in).
    • 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 89cm.
    • 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 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located to the left as you enter the main entrance and behind the checkouts.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 38m from the main 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.
    • 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.

Exit

  • Exit View
    • This information is for the exit located to the right of the main entrance.
    • The exit area/door is clearly signed internally.
    • This exit is signed with 'Goodbye - 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.
    • 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 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 306cm.
    • 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 147cm.
    • There are security pillars at the exit doors.
    • The security pillars do contrast visually with the paving.
    • The minimum width between the security pillars is 163cm.
    • There is a/are hand sanitiser(s) in this area.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser(s) is/are 120cm.