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Latest rules at Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Aldi after lockdown law change

Latest rules at Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Aldi after lockdown law change

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Supermarkets across the UK have updated their rules this week at the same time as new Government changes to lockdown conditions in England.

Morrisons has introduced new rules which make it quicker and easier for people to shop, and Tesco has changed the rules around its Clubcards.

There is also a new NHS club at Morrisons as well as the return of pizza counters.

The latest Government advice in England means more people will be wearing face coverings when they go to supermarkets.

The change states that face coverings may be beneficial if you are in a place where it is difficult to maintain social distancing.

Face coverings stop you from passing on coronavirus to others if you have the disease.

This is all the latest information on opening hours and rules at Lidl, Asda, Aldi, Tesco, Morrison, Waitrose, the Co-op, Sainsbury’s and Iceland.

Morrisons

Morrisons is reopening its in-store pizza counters.

The supermarket now has an NHS club for healthcare workers during the coronavirus crisis – who already get a 10 per cent discount.

Once signed up it offers NHS staff discounts and freebies, including free flowers.

A new system has been put in place across all Morrisons stores called ‘Speedy Shopper’s.

Since not all customers take the same amount of time to shop around, the supermarket chain has now started letting three people using baskets into a store – ‘Speedy Shoppers’- for every one person using a trolley – ‘Big Shop’.

Clear signage has been placed outside the entrances of stores, with Morrisons marshals on hand to help customers choose a ‘Speedy Shopping’ or ‘Big Shop’ queue – to minimise queueing where possible.

There’s also dedicated Speedy Shopper checkouts, with more ‘card only’ self-scan tills becoming available.

Branches generally open from 7am to 10pm Monday to Saturday and 9.30am to 4pm on Sunday.

Check the store finder for details of your local branch.

From 6am-7am Monday-Saturday there is dedicated shopping for NHS staff.

On Sundays stores open at 9am for NHS workers to shop. Shops open at 9.30am for all other customers to shop normally.

Asda

Asda this week cut the price of more than 1,000 essentials and said prices will stay low for six months.

Stores are open from 8am to 10pm – You can check your local store opening times on the Asda Store Locator.

NHS staff get priority every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8am to 9am. As well as Sundays 9am to 10am for browsing

Some purchase limits remain at times, and shoppers are asked to stick to one adult per trolley.

Tesco

Tesco this week extended the expiry date on its Clubcard vouchers due to go out of date this month for three months – to November.

Stores are open from 8am to 10pm with priority hours for NHS staff Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 10am and for the elderly on Friday Monday and Wednesday.

Check local hours on the store locator.

Only one online shopping slot is available per customer every seven days.

Aldi

All day every day key workers in the NHS, Police and Fire Service will take priority ahead of queues into stores upon showing a valid ID. There is also early access 30 minutes ahead of the opening time on Sundays.

Stores are open until 10pm – and open 30 minutes early Monday to Saturday for elderly shoppers.

Online orders of wine and spirits are limited to 12 units per customer.

Lidl

Most stores now operate normal hours. Check out the store finder for your local store opening hours.

Should you require any extra assistance, the following support is available:

– An assistance bell is located at the entrance of stores, and a member of the team will provide further assistance when the bell is rung.

– If there is a queue at the entrance of the store and you have difficulty queuing, make yourself known to the security guard or member of the team at the front who will give you priority entry.

– Whilst Lidl encourages customers to shop on their own where possible, if you require assistance with your shopping you may be accompanied by someone that can support you. This also applies to single-parent families and their children.

Sainsbury’s

Stores are now open 8am to 10pm. Sainsbury’s asks just one adult per household to go shopping at any one time when possible.

For elderly and vulnerable customers, the chain offer dedicated shopping hours between 8am and 9am every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

For NHS and social care workers can shop in the supermarkets from 7.30am to 8am Monday to Saturday before they open.

Sainsbury’s is also extending opening hours in many Convenience stores to 10pm or 11pm.

One online shopping slot is available to each customer every seven days.

Co-op

Most stores will now be open from 7am to 8pm, every Co-op with a petrol station is open to 11pm

To make sure there’s enough for everyone in your community, the Co-op is limiting some in-store items to x2 per person.

In some cases the Co-op might have to limit the number of people allowed in a store at one time.

There is a dedicated shopping hour for vulnerable customers, those who care for them and NHS workers. The hour is 8am to 9am Monday to Saturday and from 10am to 11am on Sundays.

Waitrose

The first opening hour in supermarkets will be dedicated to elderly and vulnerable shoppers. In addition, some shops may close earlier than normal. This will vary in different parts of the country, from shop to shop.

Waitrose has lifted the buying limits on thousands of products in shops (previously, customers were able to buy three of any specific grocery item). Some temporary limits will remain in place on the most popular items for now though, including pasta, rice, long-life milk, toilet rolls, antibacterial and cleaning products as well as some frozen foods.

Check the branch finder for local opening hours.

Iceland

The last hour of trading is dedicated to NHS workers. Opening hours are available at the store finder.

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