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FairPrice is encouraging social distancing with a new priority hour reserved for the Pioneer Generation, disabled or pregnant

source: https://www.msn.com/en-sg/news/singapore/fairprice-is-encouraging-social-distancing-with-a-new-priority-hour-reserved-for-the-pioneer-generation-disabled-or-pregnant/ar-BB11CZ3P?li=BBr8Cnr

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Just like many major supermarket chains worldwide, Singapore’s NTUC FairPrice is closing its stores once a week to give priority service to the elderly, people with disabilities and pregnant women.

On Tuesday (Mar 24), FairPrice announced on its Facebook page that it would be allocating its first hour of operations every Monday for this specific group of customers.

Stores which are open 24 hours will also have this “priority hour” designated at 7am to 8am every Monday.

Starting March 30, Pioneer Generation Card holders will need to present their cards to enter the store during priority hour. People with disabilities and pregnant women will have to approach staff at the store entrance to inform them of their condition to do the same.

“As the #COVID19 situation continues to evolve, we want to ensure everyone is able to fulfill their needs with us safely,” the supermarket giant said in its post.

“Meanwhile, we encourage all our customers to continue observing the social distancing measures we have implemented in-store, buy only as needed, and stay safe,” it added.

 

In a statement, FairPrice Group CEO Seah Kian Peng said that the dedicated shopping hour was meant to help safeguard the well-being of the specified group of customers and to provide them with more time and space.

Within the stores, there are also floor markings at checkout counters to remind shoppers to keep a safe distance from each other. All food sampling has also been barred until further notice.

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This is a good initiative. The worker will have a so called more relax day and the needy and elderlys can buy items without crowding with the rest.

 

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This is really cool. Something positives in this crisis. 👍🏼👍🏼

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They are actually encouraging this vulnerable group to have more movements on Mon, Tue & Wed? Shouldn't they stay at home and let the other family members do the shopping for them?

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2 minutes ago, Watwheels said:

They are actually encouraging this vulnerable group to have more movements on Mon, Tue & Wed? Shouldn't they stay at home and let the other family members do the shopping for them?

many old but still able people are looking after their grandchildren and cook for them, so they can now go supermarket in the morning without fighting with the rest.

 

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1 hour ago, Jman888 said:

many old but still able people are looking after their grandchildren and cook for them, so they can now go supermarket in the morning without fighting with the rest.

 

Ya. this i agree. I think the 60s, they are old but still fit. Cannot say the same for the 70s or 80s lah. They might be more frail.

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I think something wrong somewhere ?????   [sly]

Already MOT ask peoples try to take less MRT during peak hours to encouraging social distancing.

Doesn't 7am to 8am are peak period for office workers taking MRT, LRT and Feeder Service buses to work. :ph34r:

NTUC wants those elderly to come out this time with the office workers ....  :wut:

Where is that social distancing ?  :a-aggressive:

Isn't it better to come out at 9.30 am to 11.30am or 2.30pm to 4.00pm.  :slow:

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3 hours ago, Picnic06-Biante15 said:

I think something wrong somewhere ?????   [sly]

Already MOT ask peoples try to take less MRT during peak hours to encouraging social distancing.

Doesn't 7am to 8am are peak period for office workers taking MRT, LRT and Feeder Service buses to work. :ph34r:

NTUC wants those elderly to come out this time with the office workers ....  :wut:

Where is that social distancing ?  :a-aggressive:

Isn't it better to come out at 9.30 am to 11.30am or 2.30pm to 4.00pm.  :slow:

But how... many of them got jobs and will be unable to make those other times... no best time for everyone leh

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3 hours ago, Picnic06-Biante15 said:

I think something wrong somewhere ?????   [sly]

Already MOT ask peoples try to take less MRT during peak hours to encouraging social distancing.

Doesn't 7am to 8am are peak period for office workers taking MRT, LRT and Feeder Service buses to work. :ph34r:

NTUC wants those elderly to come out this time with the office workers ....  :wut:

Where is that social distancing ?  :a-aggressive:

Isn't it better to come out at 9.30 am to 11.30am or 2.30pm to 4.00pm.  :slow:

Middle of the day difficult to implement with so many people already in the supermarket.. have to shoo people out..

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3 hours ago, Picnic06-Biante15 said:

I think something wrong somewhere ?????   [sly]

Already MOT ask peoples try to take less MRT during peak hours to encouraging social distancing.

Doesn't 7am to 8am are peak period for office workers taking MRT, LRT and Feeder Service buses to work. :ph34r:

NTUC wants those elderly to come out this time with the office workers ....  :wut:

Where is that social distancing ?  :a-aggressive:

Isn't it better to come out at 9.30 am to 11.30am or 2.30pm to 4.00pm.  :slow:

walking distant lah, not asking you to go Fairprice at Jewel or Joo Koon lah [laugh] [laugh]

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Actually old folks prefer wet market than supermarket. Like my in-laws, they would rather walk a longer distance to the wet market than the nearest supermarket.

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17 hours ago, Jman888 said:

walking distant lah, not asking you to go Fairprice at Jewel or Joo Koon lah [laugh] [laugh]

Sure to have one NTUC near their home?! But not true also, some area NTUC is not within walking distance, maybe need to take a short bus ride? Cause some area only have SS or others supermarket.

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