Save-On Foods moves B.C. stores to 50% capacity as Omicron surge continues

Save-On to 50% capacity

Save-On Foods stores in B.C. are moving to 50 per cent capacity “until further notice” in an effort to limit the spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19.

The grocery chain confirmed the move in a statement Wednesday to Castanet.

“This operating capacity is in line with how we have been operating since the start of the pandemic,” the statement said.

“We have posted the occupancy count with signage at the front of each store and the teams are working to increase signage in areas that typically see congestion, such as at the front end or in service departments like our deli or bakery.”

The Omicron variant of COVID-19 has overwhelmed Canada’s testing capacity and sent case numbers surging across the country.

Save-On Foods said the move is being made in an effort to keep staffers and shoppers safe and healthy.

“This is all part of our efforts to reinforce that physical distancing is required whenever possible for the safety of both team members and customer and as outlined in our COVID-19 safety plan,” the company said.

— with files from Kristen Holliday

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