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John Lewis suspends click-and-collect as shopping rules tighten

John Lewis suspends click-and-collect as shopping rules tighten

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John Lewis has suspended click-and-collect services at its department stores in the latest tightening of rules for shoppers as the coronavirus crisis intensifies.The department store chain said it was responding to a "clear change in tone and emphasis" from governments across the UK urging the public to stay at home. It came as Britain's major supermarket chains said they would deny entry to customers not wearing face coverings unless they had a medical excuse. Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Asda - which unlike non-essential retailers have remained open throughout the pandemic - set out their rules after vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi expressed concerns about the behaviour of store customers.Two other supermarkets, Aldi and Waitrose - the latter which is also part of the John Lewis...