He also announced that self-assisted checkouts would soon be fitted with clear screens to further protect customers.
In the email, Mr Banducci writes: ‘We are all getting better at managing social distancing, so thank you to everyone for keeping a trolley-length apart, and for your patience as and where we have to manage customer numbers in store.
‘New customer hand sanitiser stations will be in the entrance of 95% of Woolworths Supermarkets by this Sunday, with the remainder coming next week. We’d encourage you to use these to sanitise your hands before you start your shop.’
He adds: ‘200 stores will have new clear screens between self-service ‘assisted’ checkouts by early next week, with others to follow soon after. These are in addition to the well-received screens at our staffed checkouts.
‘We continue to work on additional ways to keep us all collectively safe, with more to come on those as we roll them out.’
Mr Banducci also gave an update on toilet paper, pasta and hand sanitiser supplies - admitting that demand is still very high for all these items.
‘Another 1.5 million units of hand sanitiser will come in this week, plus another 500,000 packs of pasta. These are big quantities but with demand still high, supply will remain patchy in parts,’ Mr Banducci told customers.
‘It wouldn’t be an update without mentioning toilet paper. Supply isn’t back to normal yet, BUT it continues to improve as demand tapers, with ‘only’ 11.5 million rolls sold this week (versus 15m last week and 20m the week before) and lots more coming.’