Morrisons says it didn’t turn off checkout beeps in Queen Tribute

Supermarket chain Morrisons has denied reports it turned off beeps at its checkouts as a show of respect to the Queen.

Queen Elizabeth died at her Balmoral private residence in Scotland on Thursday, prompting a spate of cancellations and postponements as people across the UK looked to pay tribute.

Amid the tributes, people began sharing the unique ways companies and brands had shown their respect.

A poster on the internet singled out the Morrisons based on a recent visit they made. They said: “Not being able to tell when you scanned something in self-service because Morrisons turned off the ‘beep’ sound to show respect.”

Reports surfaced in UK media on Monday claiming the supermarket chain had turned off the beeps at its checkouts.

However, Morrisons has downplayed the reports, saying they were untrue, with a spokesman insisting they were only dismissed.

But the supermarket chain has switched off music and loudspeaker announcements out of respect for the monarch.

The announcer said: “Our register tones are not switched off. They have just been turned down as our music and tannoy announcements in stores have been shut down.”

After the news of Queen Elizabeth’s death broke, Morrisons wrote on Twitter: “We are deeply saddened by the news that Her Majesty The Queen has passed away and would like to offer our sincere condolences to the Royal Family.

“Her Majesty The Queen has lived a life of exceptional public service and we share the nation’s gratitude at this very difficult time.”

Morrisons, Marks & Spencer, Lidl and Asda are the latest retailers to confirm they will close stores next Monday for the Queen’s funeral.

It comes after a number of supermarkets and high street chains have already confirmed plans to close for the day.

Morrisons said all of its UK supermarkets will close on Monday September 19, which will be a bank holiday as the Queen’s state funeral takes place.

“All our supermarkets will be closed on Monday 19 September as a mark of respect to allow colleagues to pay tribute to Her Majesty,” said a supermarket spokeswoman.

“Our gas stations open again at 5 p.m..”

Elsewhere, pub chain Wetherspoons was also forced to deny rumors it had stopped machines from dispensing condoms out of respect for the Queen.

A social media post claimed to show a sign in one of the chain’s bathrooms that said “cases will not be given out” until Wednesday, September 21. Morrisons says it didn’t turn off checkout beeps in Queen Tribute

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