Dailymail.co.uk: Coles supermarkets introduce 'quiet hour' where the music will be turned off and lights dimmed by 50 per cent to help shoppers with autism

Coles supermarkets are rolling out ‘quiet hours’ to help shoppers with autism For one hour between 10.30am and 11.30am every Tuesday will be quiet Music will be turned down, register tones turned down and no noises in store

Emily Pidgeon For Daily Mail Australia

Coles supermarkets are rolling out quiet shopping hours to help shoppers with autism.

For an hour every Tuesday, selected Coles stores will have no music, register tones will be toned down and trolley collections will be suspended so shoppers with autism won’t be disrupted in store. 

The selected stores will have dimmed lights by 50 per cent and between 10.30 to 11.30am the stores will become ‘judgement free zones’, according to 9 News. 

Coles (pictured) supermarkets are rolling out quiet shopping hours to help autistic shoppers

Coles (pictured) supermarkets are rolling out quiet shopping hours to help autistic shoppers

Coles (pictured) supermarkets are rolling out quiet shopping hours to help autistic shoppers

For an hour every Tuesday, selected Coles stores will have no music and dimmed lights

For an hour every Tuesday, selected Coles stores will have no music and dimmed lights

For an hour every Tuesday, selected Coles stores will have no music and dimmed lights

‘At Coles, we are always looking at ways we can meet the differing needs of our customers by creating a shopping environment in which our customers and team members feel comfortable,’ Coles Accessibility Sponsor Peter Sheean told the publication. 

The quiet shopping hour will mean the selected supermarkets will lower their sensory experience for shoppers and will avoid making announcements over the PA, except in emergencies. 

‘Quiet Hour’ Coles 

NSW Warners Bay

NSW Old Bar

NSW Wadalba

NSW Lisarow

NSW Inverell

NSW Banora Point

NSW Medowie

NSW Wellington

NSW Bega

NSW Ulladulla

NSW Wattle Grove

NSW Moss Vale

NSW Kings Langley

NSW Goulburn

NSW Manly Vale

NSW Castle Hill

NSW Epping

NSW Caringbah

NSW Brighton-Le-Sands

NSW Pyrmont

QLD Cairns Central

QLD Caloundra

QLD Kippa Ring 

QLD Cleveland

QLD Everton Park

QLD Newfarm

QLD Rockhampton South

QLD Townsville Annandale

QLD Mt Gravatt

QLD Marsden 

QLD Toowoomba

QLD Helensvale

QLD Mudgeeraba

SA Tea Tree Plaza

SA Anzac Highway

SA Mount Barker

SA Port Pirie

NT Casuarina Bradshaw

TAS Newtown

VIC Wendouree

VIC Belmont

VIC Brunswick West 

VIC Burnside

VIC Altona Meadows

VIC Essendon Fields

VIC Ferntree Gully

VIC Ringwood

VIC Brandon Park

VIC Langwarrin 

VIC Cranbourne West

VIC Benalla 

VIC Prahran 

VIC Brighton 

VIC Eltham

VIC Balwayn East

VIC Fitzroy

WA Margaret River

WA Erksine

WA Southern River

WA South Lakes

WA Mundaring

WA Floreat

WA Hillarys

WA Kalgoorlie

WA Kalgoorlie (Hannans) 

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