Supermarkets have announced dedicated hours to help the elderly and NHS workers buy essential supplies and groceries during the coronavirus pandemic.

The below information I have sourced online and may be subject to change.

I would encourage people to make contact with their supermarket directly, or check the website of the supermarket online, before making a specific journey.

Aldi

Stores will open between 9.30am and 10am on Sundays for key workers in the NHS, police and fire service.

Asda

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8am to 9am, priority access will be given to NHS workers.

Morrisons

NHS staff will be given early access between 7am and 8am, every day except on Sundays.

M&S

NHS staff will be given exclusive access to their stores for the first trading hour every Tuesday and Friday, while on Monday and Thursday the first hour has been set aside for the elderly and vulnerable.

Sainsbury’s

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 8am and 9am, the elderly and vulnerable will be given priority.

7.30am and 8am Monday to Saturday for NHS and social care workers.

Tesco

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9am and 10am the elderly and most vulnerable will be given priority.

National Health Service staff, who show an NHS employee card, will be allowed to fill up their trolleys for an hour ahead of normal opening times every Sunday.

Waitrose

They have set aside the first hour of their store openings for the elderly, vulnerable and those who look after them.