Advice for those shopping with hidden disabilities
If you have a disability that may not be immediately obvious and would benefit from support from staff whilst shopping, then there is a sunflower lanyard you can wear to signal this.
The sunflower lanyard
The hidden disabilities lanyard is also called the “sunflower lanyard” because of its appearance – a stripe of green with a pattern of yellow sunflowers – and acts as a discreet sign for staff that additional support or help may be required. It is recognised in Tesco, Marks and Spencer and Sainsbury’s and can be requested at the customer service desk of larger stores, or at the checkout at smaller stores.
Alternatively, you can purchase the lanyard online from the Hidden Disability.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do
- Stay at home
- Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
- If you go out, always stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
- Do not meet others, even friends or family - you can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.
- Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water as soon as you get home