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Morrisons stores introduce ‘Quiet Hour’

Posted on: 20/07/2018

Morrisons stores have announced they will be having a ‘Quiet Hour’ every Saturday from 9am-10am. The ‘quiet hour’ will mean 439 UK stores will dim lights, turn music off, avoid using the tannoy and turn check-out beeps down.

The aim of this to help autistic shoppers and people with dementia who struggle with music and noise.

Lots of people have welcomed this ‘hour’ but some people are saying that it can still be difficult for those who struggle. Leeds mum Tabitha Campbell Beattie, whose son Toby is on the autism spectrum, says that an hour is insufficient and that staff members should have training.

“If a supermarket has a quieter hour, that doesn’t stop the supermarket being busy with long queues which can be an added stress,” she says.

Have you used your local West Sussex Morrisons ‘Quiet Hour’? If so, let us know what you think!

 

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