Retailers hopeful ‘pingdemic’ disruption has passed its peak

Self-isolation message on the NHS Covid-19 app

The ‘pingdemic’ that has hit retail and distribution staff availability, leading in some cases to empty shelves, looks as if it may be easing.

In recent weeks staff ranging from store employees to drivers have been forced to to self-isolate, despite the general easing of pandemic restrictions, after being pinged by the NHS Covid-19 app after contact with someone carrying the virus.

Subscription content

Please sign in now if you have a subscription or are already registered with us.

Retail Week

Register for free to continue reading provides premium, in-depth intelligence that helps retailers judge risks, spot opportunities and identify what they need to do to win in the digital economy.

Register today for a taste of our high-quality intelligence and enjoy:

  • Two free article views per calendar month on
  • Detailed analysis of current trends and events 
  • Exclusive newsletters
  • In-depth reports, videos, interviews and much more

Discover Retail Week register now

Please note, if you have recently purchased a subscription, it may take a few minutes before your account is updated.