An Iceland store has sent Twitter uses into a frenzy after stating it will no longer be accepting money that’s been in shoppers’ ‘mouths, bras or shoes’ due to coronavirus fears.
Iceland supermarket in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, shared a handwritten sign with its customers detailing the new rules.
An image of the poster was shared online yesterday and has since racked up hundreds of retweets and thousands of likes from users.
Twitter user Elliot Eastwick shared the Iceland store’s poster, which stated: ‘Due to the nationwide corona scare, we won’t be accepting money that has currently been in people’s mouths, bras, shoes. Thank you, Iceland staff.’
The tweet was quickly inundated with comments, with social media users finding the notice highly amusing.
‘Stay classy Rochdale,’ one user joked, as another said: ‘Is there new technology now that can tell if a fiver was previously stored in a bra?’
A third added: ‘That raises more questions than answers,’ as a fourth quipped: ‘But I always keep my money in my MouthBra.’
The mass stayaway came after the Prime Minister yesterday announced a step-change in official advice and said people with mild symptoms such as a cough or high temperature must stay at home for seven days.