SUPERMARKET giant Aldi has moved to reassure shoppers of the latest safety measures in place across Bolton stores.

The discount firm has put a number of "comprehensive" safety measures in place to protect customers, but has urged people to do what they can to help.

Giles Hurley, CEO of the chain, said: "As we continue to battle this virus together, I want to reassure customers that the comprehensive safety measures we put in place in our stores at the start of the pandemic are still very much in place – and will remain so for as long as they are necessary.

"I will of course keep customers updated on any new steps we are taking, and please rest assured that we are as committed as ever to providing you with a quick, safe and affordable shopping experience every time you visit Aldi.

"Finally, my sincere thanks to you for your continued support and also to every single Aldi colleague for their hard work and dedication."

Across the borough, visitors to Aldi stores can expect to see a traffic light system, limiting the number of people allowed inside at a time, and protective screens at all checkouts.

Customers are asked to wear a face covering, unless they have a medical exemption, use the sanitiser points at the store entrance, and follow the social distancing markers in place.

Stores are also offering priority access hours for NHS and emergency service workers, as well as opening early for vulnerable customers Monday to Saturday.

A trial of home delivery slots is also taking place across the country, with nearby stores in Altrincham, Didsbury, and Manchester taking part.

A click and collect service is currently being trailed in Loughborough.

These scheme may both be extended to stores across the borough if successful.

In response to the pandemic, contactless card payments have been increased to a £45 limit.

Supermarkets across the country have urged against bulk buying, as each store is able to access deliveries each day.