Coronavirus Lockdown has affected the United Kingdom barely as everything except the essential service is closed. The Covid-19 pandemic has forced the UK to shut down everything and even the PM Boris Johnson has been tested positive. Most of the essential services are still open and it has created a lot of pressure on the supermarkets across the UK as people have started panic buying.
It is why the authorities have implemented social distancing rules, customer limit and reduction in opening hours. There is special access to the elderly and NHS emergency workers at the supermarkets who are battling the Coronavirus disease. Here are the exact opening hours for major UK supermarkets in the coronavirus lockdown.
UK Supermarket Opening Hours in Coronavirus Lockdown
Tesco: Most of the Tesco stores are now opening for reduced hours starting from 6 am to 10 pm. The workers and NHS staff related to coronavirus will get early excess in the supermarket so that they don’t have to waste much time.
Sainbury’s: The Supermarket chain has also reduced the opening hours from 8 am to 8 pm. The NHS staff with valid IDs along with elderly, disabled and vulnerable customers will have priority timings from 7.30 am to 8 am.
Asda: Asda’s 24-hour opening stores will now stay closed between 12 am to 6 am so that the staff can restock the shelves. The Covid-19 related NHS workers will get priority in the stores every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 am to 9 am.
Morrisons: The store timings have been changed from 8 am to 8 pm from Monday to Saturday and Sundays will be the usual opening. NHS workers have a special hour between 7 am to 8 am for all the Morrisons stores.
M&S: NHS and Emergency service workers in Coronavirus department have a special timing trading hour of Tuesday and Friday across the M&S stores.
Iceland: The Supermarket will be open one hour early for the elderly customer between 8 am to 9 am and the final hour of Iceland stores will be only open for NHS staff.
Waitrose: There are different working hours for Waitrose supermarket and one much check on their website based on the location.
Aldi: Aldi is giving special access to the emergency workers where they can get in the front of the queue. The opening times for Aldi are 8 am to 8 pm where Sunday timings are 10 am to 4 pm.
Lidl: There will be special early hours for the elderly customer and health workers working on Coronavirus treatment at Lidl.