Apr 2, 2020

Coronavirus: Boots staff feel 'unsafe' as shoppers still browse makeup

Boots staff have told the BBC they feel "Unsafe" at work as customers continue to browse for hair dye and fake tan despite the coronavirus pandemic. Boots said it was doing whatever it could to protect its staff. Tracey Clements, chief operating officer for Boots UK, thanked staff for the "Amazing care and commitment they are showing". Boots no longer requires staff on its No7 beauty range to come into work, has furloughed beauty advisors and said it was one of the first retailers to ask all vulnerable and pregnant colleagues to stay at home on full pay. A sales assistant on the makeup aisle in a branch in north-east England said the store was mostly empty, but people still came in looking at mascaras while staff were "Standing around doing nothing".

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