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Supermarket opening times are changing: Special shopping times for the elderly and key workers

A deal from , 21. Mar. 2020 2:05 pm

We've all seen the photos online of people arguing over the last pack of pasta or elderly folk wandering through shelves stripped bare. Therefore a number of big name stores are, from this weekend, changing their opening hours and implementing special shopping hours for those in need.

Supermarket opening times are changing: Special shopping times for the elderly and key workers - 2


Tesco:

Special opening hours: Sunday 9am - 10am for the elderly and selected key workers. Those eligible will be able to browse an hour before traditional shop opening hours - more info here

Sainsburys:

Special opening hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday - the elderly and vulnerable can shop 8-9am before store opens to the wider public - more info here

Asda:

No changes to regular opening hours as yet.

Morrisons:

No changes to regular opening hours as yet.

Aldi:

Open 9.30am - 6pm to allow staff to restock shelves overnight. More info here

Lidl:

Opening times vary but stores are opening an hour earlier than usual in order to let elderly customers do their shopping. More info here

Iceland:

Iceland will open its supermarkets early for elderly customers to visit before stores open to the public. Each day, elderly shoppers can now visit between 8am - 9am to get their shopping first. More info here

M&S:

M&S has announced that it will give the first hour of every Tuesday and Friday morning to NHS and emergency service workers. More info here

Waitrose:

No changes to regular opening hours as yet.

Co-op:

Co-op haven’t made changes to their opening times, but they are restricting purchases to two per customer on some products, including hand sanitiser, soap, tinned goods, pasta, rice, long-life milk, sugar, baby food and nappies.

Supermarket opening times are changing: Special shopping times for the elderly and key workers


We're all in this together Pirates and we'll all get through this. We just need to keep an eye on those in need and be kind to those behind the tills. Stores have stated that supplies are not running low and there is no need to panic buy.

Please note that these times apply to larger stores Monday - Saturday, not necessarily mini and express stores. Some store policies may vary nationwide. Key workers need to bring ID to store.

Supermarket opening times are changing: Special shopping times for the elderly and key workers