A SHOP has laid down the law to customers to enforce social distancing.

The Londis Store in Newhaven has used tape to mark sections on its floor, asking no more than one customer or couple to go inside each section at any one time.

This comes as the Government urges people to stay at home where possible, only leaving the house for essentials such as food and medication - as well as one form of exercise a day.

When people do leave their homes they are asked to social distance themselves from others - staying more than two metres away from others.

The Argus:

To encourage this, the Newhaven store laid down the lines yesterday and asked all other stores to do the same.

A spokesman said: "As of Monday, we respectfully ask our customers to keep their distance. The store now has distance markers. We strongly advise only one person or couple per section.

"We are limiting people in the store, so please expect to wait outside. It will be a one in, one out policy. Please - no whole families. This is to protect our staff and customers alike. We hate doing this, but it has to be done."

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