Supermarkets dedicated hours during coronavirus

The below list of dedicated supermarket hours for elderly/vulnerable people and NHS workers. These may be subject to change:

Tesco

Monday, Wednesday & Friday (9 – 10am) – Elderly and vulnerable customers.

Sunday – (hour ahead of normal opening hours) – NHS staff (with valid ID).

Sainsbury’s

Monday, Wednesday & Friday (8-9am) – Elderly and disabled customers, as well as carers.

Monday – Saturday (7.30-8am) NHS and social care workers (with valid ID).

Morrisons

Monday – Saturday (7.30-8am) – NHS and social care workers.

**Morrisons are yet to introduce specific shopping hours for elderly/vulnerable customers but they are offering a food box service for people who can’t get a delivery slot. Shoppers pay one single price for a box full of shopping, which includes all the essentials, and elderly customers will be given priority.

Asda

Wednesday & Friday (8-9am) – NHS workers

**Asda are yet to introduce specific shopping hours for elderly customers but will be assisting the most vulnerable get access to its online delivery service.

Waitrose

Monday-Sunday (first hour of trade) – Elderly, vulnerable and NHS staff. (NHS staff will also have access to items that are difficult to get hold of and will be prioritised in queues.)

Iceland

Monday-Saturday (8-9am) Elderly and vulnerable customers.

Monday-Saturday (last hour of trade) – NHS workers.

M&S

Monday & Thursday (first hour of trade) Elderly and vulnerable customers

Tuesday & Friday (first hour of trade) NHS workers.

Co-op

Monday – Sunday (first hour of trade) Elderly and vulnerable customers, and carers.

Aldi

Sunday (8.30-9am) NHS and emergency service workers will get priority at check-outs.

Note: Lidl is allowing only pensioners in for the first two hours in all stores across Ireland – but have not replicated in England, Wales or Scotland so far.