Over the last six months one of the most common sights in Rye was the never ending queue outside Boots the chemist, they are an essential part of Rye for residents and it was comforting to know they were doing their bit to keep us safe.
Not so anymore, Saturday morning was busy in Rye and social distancing of any kind wouldn’t have been possible even if you wanted it. There was no queue at Boots so it looked like a good opportunity to go in, a sign at the door stated no more than six customers at a time. But a look through the door showed that there were definitely more than six at the counter let alone those just browsing.
I asked a lady stacking shelves if it was OK to come in and she said they hadn’t got the staff to control it so no one was going to stop me.
It seems strange that the likes of Aldi, Tesco etc can control their footfall but a mainstream pharmacy can’t.
Image Credits: Kenneth Bird .