Coronavirus: Dedicated supermarket opening hours for healthcare workers

Many supermarkets have adapted their opening hours to accommodate the surge in demand for essentials such as toilet roll, hand soap, pasta, and milk, with priority shopping hours for healthcare professionals.

Below you’ll find all the information we’ve been able to gather on these dedicated opening hours, to help plan your next trip to the supermarket.

Supermarket Dedicated shopping days Dedicated shopping hours Extra information
Aldi Sunday 9:30am – 10am Along with priority ahead of queues every day.

You will need relevant ID in order to enter the store.

Asda Monday
8am – 9am
Co-op Saturday
8am – 9am
10am – 11am
Iceland Everyday Last hour You will need relevant ID in order to enter the store.
Lidl N.A N.A While there are no dedicated shopping times for key workers, Lidl has partnered with Royal Voluntary Service to donate fruit and vegetable bags to NHS workers.
Marks & Spencer Tuesday
First hour This does not apply to petrol and railway station shops.
Morrisons Monday – Saturday
7am – 8am
9am – 9:30am
Morrisons has also launched a click and collect food box service for NHS staff. After placing an order via a dedicated link, NHS staff will be able to collect a food box from an allocated collection point at their hospital car park.
Sainsbury’s Monday – Saturday 7:30am – 8am
Tesco Tuesday
Hour before checkouts open
Waitrose & Partners N.A N.A For NHS staff, Waitrose is setting aside hard-to-find and essential products and giving a priority checkout service to ensure NHS workers get through the store speedily.

Leave a comment