Supermarket coronavirus response

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, many supermarkets have taken precautionary measures to protect their customers. These include altered or additional opening times for health care workers, the elderly or vulnerable.

These changes are outlined in the table below, however please check the supermarket website for the latest information.

Supermarket                       Normal opening hours    NHS hours Elderly/Vulnerable hours Delivery Restrictions Useful information
Asda

8am-10pm Monday - Saturday, Sunday 10am - 4pm

Priority 8am - 9am Mon, Weds, Fri

Sunday 9am-10am

No info on website

Note if self-isolating in other information Restricted purchase of certain products Asda Volunteer Shopping Card provides a safe and secure way to allow others to shop for them. An Asda food box of groceries is available to order for delivery.
Morrisons

7am-10pm Monday - Saturday, Sunday 10am - 4pm in most stores

From 6am-7am Monday-Saturday & Sunday from 9am with NHS ID

No info on website

Note if self-isolating in other information

Maximum 5 x items

Can order Morrison food boxes of groceries for delivery for those who can’t get to store. A Morrison gift card is available to help people shop for others. Check website for more information.

Tesco Various (no longer 24 hour opening) 9am-10am Tuesdays & Thursdays, browsing hour before checkouts open Sundays with NHS ID Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-10am opening times Online slots reserved for over 70s, disabled and extremely vulnerable

Restricted purchase of certain products

Have launched a Tesco volunteer e-gift card to help people shop for others. Check website for more information.

Sainsbury's   8am-10pm Monday - Saturday, Sunday 10am - 4pm in most stores Every day half an hour 7.30-8am Monday-Saturday with NHS ID Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8am -9am opening times Online slots reserved for over 70s, disabled and extremely vulnerable

Restricted purchase of certain products

Have launched a volunteer shopping card to help people shop for others. Check website for more information.

Aldi 8am-10pm Monday - Saturday Priority queuing with NHS ID (plus fire service and police) early entry 30 mins Sundays Opening 30 minutes early Monday - Saturday for browsing before checkouts open No online grocery service Restricted purchase of certain products Aldi Food Parcels of groceries available to order for free home delivery to help vulnerable people and those who are self-isolating.
Lidl 8am-10pm Monday - Saturday, Sunday 10am - 4pm in most stores Currently not implementing shopping hours for NHS workers. Currently not implementing dedicated shopping hours.  No online grocery service Restricted purchase of certain products
Waitrose Normal opening hours (various), may close early Priority queuing with NHS ID  First opening hour dedicated Online slots reserved for over 70s, disabled and extremely vulnerable

Restricted purchase of certain products

Have launched a dedicated e-gift card for self-isolating customers who are unable to get to the shops themselves. Check website for more information.

Co-op 7am - 8pm Monday- Saturday 8am-9am Mon-Sat, 10am-11am Sunday 8am-9am Mon-Sat, 10am-11am Sunday Maximum x 25 items per online order total, where slot available

Maximum 2 x products per person on certain items in store

The Co-op Community Shopping Card is for self-isolating customers who are unable to get to the shops themselves. See website for details.

M&S Foodhall Various First opening hour dedicated - Tuesday and Friday with NHS ID (plus health and social care workers) First opening hour dedicated - Monday and Thursday No online grocery service

Restricted purchase of certain products

Can order M&S food boxes of fruit, vegetables or meat for delivery

(Information correct as of 22/05/20 - please check the supermarket website for the latest information)