UK supermarkets have updated their rules this week at the same time as the new government changes lock conditions in England.
Morrisons has introduced new rules that make shopping faster and easier for people, and Tesco has changed the rules surrounding its Club Cards.
There is also a new NHS club at Morrisons, as well as the return of pizza counters.
The latest government advice in England means that more people will wear face cover when they go to the supermarket.
The change states that facial covers can be helpful if you are in a place where it is difficult to keep social distance.
Facial coverings prevent you from passing on coronavirus to others if you have the disease.
This is the latest information on opening times and rules at Lidl, Asda, Aldi, Tesco, Morrison, Waitrose, the Co-op, Sainsbury’s and Iceland.
Morrisons reopens his pizzeria in the store.
The supermarket now has an NHS club for health workers during the coronavirus crisis – which is already receiving a 10 percent discount.
Once registered, NHS staff offers discounts and freebies, including free flowers.
A new system called ‘Speedy Shopper’s’ has been introduced in all Morrisons stores.
Since not all customers need the same amount of time to shop around, the supermarket chain has now started to let three people who use baskets into a shop – ‘Speedy Shoppers’ – for anyone who uses a trolley – ‘Big Shop’.
Clear signs have been placed outside store entrances, with Morrisons’ marshals on hand to help customers choose a ‘Speedy Shopping’ or ‘Big Shop’ queue – to minimize queues where possible.
Special Speedy Shopper checkouts are also available, with more ‘card only’ self-checkout counters available.
Branches are generally open Monday to Saturday from 7am to 10pm and Sundays from 9.30am to 4pm.
Check the shop finder for details of your local branch.
Monday to Saturday, there is special shopping for NHS employees from 6:00 am to 7:00 am.
On Sundays, shops are open at 9:00 AM for NHS employees to shop. Shops open at 9:30 am so that all other customers can shop normally.
Asda lowered the price of more than 1,000 supplies this week, saying prices will remain low for six months.
Shops are open from 8am to 10pm – You can check your local store opening hours at Asda Store Locator.
NHS employees have priority on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8am to 9am. As well as on Sundays from 9am to 10am for browsing
Some purchase limits sometimes persist and customers are asked to stick to one adult per trolley.
Tesco extended the expiration date on its Clubcard vouchers this week, which would age by three months this month – to November.
Shops are open from 8am to 10pm with priority hours for NHS staff on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 10am and for the elderly on Fridays, Mondays and Wednesdays.
Check local hours on the store viewfinder.
There is only one online shopping lock available per customer every seven days.
Throughout the day, key employees of the NHS, police and fire departments are given priority over queues in stores upon presentation of a valid ID. On Sundays there is also early access 30 minutes before opening time.
Shops are open until 10pm – and open Monday to Saturday 30 minutes for older customers.
Online orders of wine and spirits are limited to 12 pieces per customer.
Most stores now have normal opening hours. look at the shop finder for the opening times of your local store.
If you need additional help, the following support is available:
– An assistance bell is located at the entrance of shops and a member of the team will provide further assistance when the bell rings.
– If there is a queue at the entrance to the store and you have trouble queuing, please report to the security guard or team member at the front who will give you priority.
– While Lidl encourages customers to shop independently wherever possible, you may be accompanied by someone who can support you if you need help with shopping. This also applies to one-parent families and their children.
Shops are now open from 8am to 10pm. Sainsbury’s asks where possible only one adult per household to go shopping.
For older and vulnerable customers, the chain offers special shopping hours every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 8am and 9am.
For NHS and emergency workers, employees can shop in supermarkets Monday to Saturday from 7:30 am to 8:00 am before opening.
Sainsbury’s also extends opening times in many convenience stores to 10pm or 11pm.
Every customer gets an online shopping slot every seven days.
Most shops are now open from 7 am to 8 pm, each cooperative with a gas station is open until 11 pm
To ensure there’s enough for everyone in your community, the cooperative limits some items in the store to x2 per person.
In some cases, the Cooperative may need to limit the number of people allowed in a store.
There is a special shopping hour for vulnerable customers, those who care for them and NHS employees. The hours are Monday to Saturday from 8am to 9am and Sundays from 10am to 11am.
The first opening hours in supermarkets are dominated by older and vulnerable shoppers. In addition, some stores close earlier than usual. This will vary in different parts of the country from store to store.
Waitrose has increased purchase limits for thousands of products in stores (previously, customers could purchase three of a specific grocery item). However, some temporary limits remain in effect for the most popular items, including pasta, rice, long-life milk, toilet rolls, antibacterial and cleansers, and some frozen foods.
Check the branch finder for local opening hours.
The last hour of trading is dedicated to NHS employees. Opening hours are available at the shop finder.