Countdown Manukau’s low-sensory Quiet Hour
From October last year, Countdown stores across New Zealand* including Countdown Westfield Manukau have been successfully offering customers a low-sensory Quiet Hour every Wednesday from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.
Countdown’s Quiet Hours have been developed with the support of Autism New Zealand and offers customers a time to shop in Countdown’s stores that is easy on the eyes and ears by reducing noise, lighting and other distractions in-store.
Lighting throughout the store is reduced, in-store radio is turned off, checkout volumes are lowered, trolley collection and shelf-stocking is kept to a bare minimum, and there are no PA announcements except in emergencies.
Do you know someone with sensory needs that would benefit from shopping during Quiet Hour?
Low-sensory Quiet Hour is held every Wednesday from 2.30pm to 3.30pm at Westfield Manukau - Spread the news.