Staff from Wrexham's B&M store based on the Central Retail Park have contacted Cllr Carrie Harper to raise concerns about in store safety during the current Covid-19 crisis.
Cllr Harper said: " The store remains open as it stocks food and grocery items but all aisles are currently open. Staff have been in touch to express concern about the high amount of people allowed in the store at any one time, as well as concerns about lack of protective equipment such as appropriate masks, high screens by the tills, or wipes and spray for trolleys and baskets. In addition they are also worried that the 2 metre distancing law is not being maintained as they re stock shelves with the public browsing aisles alongside them."
A staff member who wished to remain anonymous added:"Head office have sent masks in after a 2 week delay and we have now been told if we want one we have to pay £2.50".
The current situation is causing a great deal of stress for staff and I have therefore written to B&M Head office today to highlight concerns and to ask what steps they plan to take to address the situation.
Shop staff such as those working in B&M and across retail are on the front line, their welfare has to be a priority as we fight this virus.