7-Eleven Canada has installed plexiglass sneeze guards at the front sales counter in its 636 Canadian stores to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Each store received two Canadian-made transparent plastic barriers.
“Our stores recognize the need to provide Canadians with access to essential products during this time; however, we continue to take precautionary measures to keep our employees and customers safe,” said 7-Eleven Canada vice-president and general manager Norman Hower. “We continue to monitor the evolving situation daily to prioritize the health of Canadians alongside Health Canada recommendations.”
For the easiest customer access, credit card keypads will be located on the customer-facing side of the plexiglass sneeze guards.
Installation of these new checkout barriers is the latest step 7-Eleven has taken in its stores to slow the spread of COVID-19. The company also previously enhanced its standards and procedures for hygiene, handwashing, sanitation, and food handling, increased the frequency of cleaning high-touch surfaces, and placed floor markers in stores to enable customers to practice social distancing.
For those who are unable or prefer not to leave their homes, 7-Eleven is also partnering with Uber Eats and foodora to offer home delivery to more than 11 million Canadians in more than five million households.