Shop openings as at 23rd March
Special opening hours for the vulnerable categories of shopper, such as the elderly and those most at risk, as well as NHS staff and social care workers, have been put in place by major supermarket chains such as ASDA, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Iceland and others. Other measures - such as new cleaning stations, reduced opening hours, limits on items and social distancing practices - have also been introduced.
Everyone should limit going out for shopping as far as you can and you must stay at least 6 Feet or 2 Metres away from others whenever you’re away from your home – this will be difficult in supermarkets but do what you can. Wash your hands when leaving home and when returning home and keep them away from your face at all times. If you are in a vulnerable category you should seek to get family, friends or a known volunteer group to do your shopping.
Use contactless, (new card limit of £45.00) and cashless payments wherever possible.
Vulnerable and elderly customers only 8AM-9AM
NHS priority 9AM-10AM Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Elderly and vulnerable priority 9AM-10AM Monday, Wednesday and Friday
(These priority timeslots do not apply in Tesco Express stores)
NHS, Fire Service and Police will be prioritised ahead of queues with a valid ID and will have early access on Sunday, 30 minutes before opening
Last hour reserved exclusively for NHS staff
NHS, vulnerable customers and those that care for them have priority 8AM-9AM Monday-Saturday and 10AM-11AM Sunday
Open exclusively to NHS staff 7AM-8AM Monday-Saturday and 9AM-9:30AM Sunday
M&S Food Hall
Vulnerable customers priority first hour on Monday and Thursday
NHS priority first hour on Tuesday and Friday