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.
|8am – 9am|
|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|
|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.|
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