MORRISONS has announced a new hygiene-focused programme that will roll out across its entire store estate.
The supermarket has announced all 494 stores will receive a three-week deep-clean, brand new cleaning equipment and additional cleaning staff.
Morrisons’ investment in hygiene is expected to create more than 2.000 jobs with new roles including hygiene assistants tasked with maintaining cleanliness standards across food preparation areas.
The supermarket estimated the hygiene push will result in nearly 30,000 more staff hours being added to housekeeping and cleaning roles each week. Morrisons plans to use its additional resources to increase cleaning frequency across ‘high touch’ areas such as toilets and shelving.
New cleaning stations are also set to be fitted at all store entrances, providing antibacterial wipes for baskets and trolleys, as well as hand sanitiser.
Jayne Wall, operations director at Morrisons said: “The hygiene within our stores has become more important than ever due to the impact of Covid-19. We want to make sure our customers feel as safe as possible when doing their grocery shopping with us.
“So we’ve made this multi-million-pound investment to introduce first class hygiene procedures.”