Local resident creates website to help shoppers avoid supermarket queues

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Computer programmer Tom McGuinness has launched a website to help people check how busy their local supermarkets are.

“When COVID-19 hit the UK, I tried to think of ways I could help others. With help from my wife and an Italian friend, I created QCheck. It shows a map of your area with colour-coded markers for each supermarket. While people are queueing, they report how long the wait is. This appears on the map, helping others to avoid busy stores,” said Tom, who has lived in South Woodford since 2013.