The line stretches down the side of the Langford Costco as the store opens for business March 15 at 9 a.m. (Don Denton/News Staff)

Langford Costco limits number of shoppers in store at one time

Langford encourages customers to avoid early morning shopping

Costco is limiting the amount of shoppers in the store at any one time, effective March 18.

According to a statement from the City of Langford, the warehouse store will encourage social distancing by capping a specific number of shoppers depending on how busy the check outs are throughout the day.

“We ask that shoppers anticipate this change and spread your shopping times out during the day,” states a traffic advisory from the City. “Early morning has proved to be the busiest time so we encourage shoppers to try to come later morning through to the evening.”

When asked the certain number of customers allowed in the store at one time, a manager from Langford Costco refrained from comment.

In addition to limiting the number of customers in the store, Costco is ramping up its hiring process due to a “monumental surge” in sales, states a memo to all staff. Costco is opening up their seasonal hiring period and asks people to apply online at costco.ca.

READ MORE: Vancouver Island gas prices drop amid COVID-19 pandemic

ALSO READ: Stores dedicate early hours to seniors, health-compromised shoppers

aaron.guillen@goldstreamgazette.com


@iaaronguillen
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

CoronavirusGroceries

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Victoria street nurse thanks public for outpouring of donations

Businesses and individuals donated gloves, masks, sanitizers and more to frontline workers

MISSING: 26-year-old woman Shorene Jones

Victoria Police are looking for a woman last seen on March 25

Police seek possible firebug following series of Monday fires

Highly suspicious, trucks torched at Camosun’s Lansdowne campus

COVID-19: Greater Victoria schools to spend next two weeks planning next steps

Vulnerable students, health and safety top priorities for school district, teachers’ association

B.C. records first at-home death from COVID-19, but 70+ hospital patients have recovered

Total of 970 novel coronavirus cases in B.C., with the majority in the Lower Mainland area

COVID-19: A message from the publisher

We will be making some changes to our print editions during these unprecedented times

Canada expands 75% wage subsidy to COVID-19 affected businesses of all sizes: Trudeau

Program will provide up to $847 per week for each worker

Pay parking suspended at B.C. hospitals due to COVID-19

Temporary free parking reduces need for keypads, contact

Canadian ferry operators call for inclusion in COVID-19 travel restrictions

Domestic travel restrictions should include ferries, operators say

Canadian COVID-19 round-up: Air Canada cuts 15,000 jobs, 90% of flights

Comprehensive Canadian news update as of 2:30 p.m., Monday, March 30.

Cruise ships, one with COVID-19 on board, carry Canadians covertly through Panama Canal

Zaandam, Rotterdam pass through canal under cover of darkness in face of local protests

’The energy sector is destroyed beyond repair’: expert on COVID-19’s impact on economy

‘That’s never been heard of before; no one sells oil for $4 a barrel.’ – Dan McTeague

LifeLabs reducing public hours as it assists with COVID-19 testing

Coronavirus tests not done at B.C. patient centres, referrals only

Most Read