The store has since seen major backlash...
Unsurprisingly, there's been major backlash over the decision...
Following her disappointing in-store experience, once Tesco shoppertweeted"Tesco can you explain why I was told today that I can't buy PERIOD PADS as I'm sure they're essential to women?!!! But I can buy alcohol. It doesn't make sense."
The supermarket giant promptly responded explaining that the decision was out of their hands, saying they were only following instructions given by the Welsh government, who have put the country back into a strict lockdown in an effort to control the spread of
COVID 19:"Hi Katie. We understand how frustrating these changes will be for our Welsh customers. However we have been told by the Welsh government not to sell these items for the duration of the firebreak lockdown – Regards, Raza".However, they later deleted the tweet and apologised after the Welsh Government said their stance was incorrect. The
report that ministers are now set to review the controversial policy.The original shocking interaction was shared by fellow Twitter user, Stephen Canning (@EssexCanning):This content is imported from Twitter. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.
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