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New supermarket opening times and buying limits for Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and more – Mirror Online, Mirror.co.uk

New supermarket opening times and buying limits for Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and more – Mirror Online, Mirror.co.uk

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After an impressive hiring spree and masses of work from staff and suppliers, Britain’s supermarkets are finally starting to remove their buying limits.

The latest moves from Aldi and Sainsbury’s follow relaxed limits from Lidl , Morrisons and Waitrose earlier in the week.

“Due to out amazing colleagues our shelves are now fully stocked,” Aldi wrote in a message to customers.

But things aren’t quite back to normal yet.

(Tesco , Asda , (Aldi , M&S) , Morrisons , Iceland and Sainsbury’s all still have chang es to opening times and rules to stop shoppers from panic buying.

Common themes are special arrangements for NHS staff as well as elderly and vulnerable customers, as well as reduced Opening hours to allow re-stocking and limits are still in place on how many of certain items you can buy.

There are also changes to the shops themselves – from plastic screens at the checkouts to closed counters and markings on the floor to help make social distancing easier.

People in queues trying to keep ‘social distancing’ outside a Tesco supermarket in Liverpool

Among other things that have changed this week include the raising of the contactless limit at most store – letting people buy £ 90 Worth of groceries by card without having to touch the PIN pad – as well as new guidance on how many people can shop at once.

We’ve rounded up the latest supermarket buying restrictions, opening times changes and more below:

Sainsbury’s

Couples can no longer shop together at Sainsbury’s
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Sainsbury’s has brought new rules and opening times into force.

These include queueing systems outside of stores to limit numbers, markings on the floor plus screens at our checkouts in every supermarket and convenience store.

Counters and cafes have been closed to free up staff and space for essentials.

The latest changes limit people to sending just one adult per household to the shop – with others asked to stay outside – while buying limits are abeing relaxed.

Chief Executive Mike Coupe said: “As stock continues to build, we have been reviewing whether we still need to limit the number of items people buy. I am pleased to tell you that we will start to remove limits from Sunday. Limits will remain in place on the most popular items which include UHT milk, pasta and tinned tomatoes.

“We have removed limits from Easter eggs immedia tely as we know families often want to buy more than three and we have plenty of these in all stores and online. “

Key changes:

Giving our existing online customers who are vulnerable priority access to online home delivery

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Stores across the UK have a dedicated hour from Monday-Saturday between 7am and 8am as well as (minutes to browse from 9 am-9.) (am on Sundays.

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NHS staff, the elderly and vulnerable customers will have hours set aside for them to ensure they are able to buy the essentials they need.

A statement by M&S read: “Supporting our customers and communities during this difficult time is our number one priortiy.

“We want to make sure everyone has access to the items they need, so we are setting aside the first hour of trading on certain days for our older and vulnerable customers, and for our brilliant NHS and emergency workers.

“For older and vulnerable customers, this will start tomorrow on Friday th March, and going forward after that, on Mondays and Thursdays.

“For NHS and emergency workers, this will be Tuesdays and Fridays.”

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