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While face masks are not compulsory in Ireland, the Government has encouraged the public to wear them when entering an enclosed space where social distancing isn’t always possible.
Now Aldi has announced that it will be selling face masks for the first time in all 142 stores nationwide from tomorrow, Thursday, June 4th. The discount supermarket will stock Reusable Plain White Face Masks at €5.99 per pack of two.
The Aldi masks are non-medical grade, which is recommended by the Government for the wider population in order to keep medical masks (surgical and respirator) for healthcare workers, and can be washed at 95 degrees.
The brand reminds customers to wash their hands before using a face mask and ensure that the mouth and nose are covered. Children under seven years old should be supervised during use and the masks are not suitable for children under 24 months.
Customers shopping in Aldi this month will notice a new traffic light system at store entrances in order to further help with social distancing.
The new technology was successfully trialled at Aldi’s Naas store and is being rolled out to all Aldi stores nationwide from June 15th and will be in place fully by the end of June.
The system works by continuously counting the number of customers entering and exiting the store, showing a green light for capacity and a red light when capacity has been reached. Once the light goes red the doors to enter the store automatically close and will only re-open again when the next customer leaves the store.
Priority access remains in place for frontline workers and older / vulnerable people, who are encouraged to go to the front of any queue.