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Supermarkets ask people to continue to be kind

Luisa Osborne
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Supermarkets are asking people to shop as per normal during alert levels two and three.   Foodstuffs (Suplied)

Supermarkets around New Zealand have asked people to shop as normal in the wake of new alert levels announced last night.

Supermarkets have upped their level of sanitisation after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced new alert levels for New Zealand, but are asking shoppers to continue to shop as per normal. 

In a statement on August 12 Pak'n'Save said its supply chains were robust and it had "good stocks of PPE and sanitiser". 

Though Christchurch was at Level 2, the supermarket chain said customers could expect increased sanitisation and safety measures.

Ara student Anika Leamy-Hayes said things were "reasonably normal" when she went to the supermarket on Wednesday morning.

"It was no busier than normal... there was one guy with like 15 frozen meals in his trolley but everyone else was generally fine." 

Countdown Moorhouse has closed off its main entrance and put stickers on the floor to mark out the two-metre distancing rules, Leamy-Hayes said.