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Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced last week that England would go into a national lockdown on Thursday November 5.
The second lockdown will operate much the same as the March restrictions and “non essential” shops must close due to rising coronavirus cases.
That includes clothes shops, hairdressers and pubs.
Supermarkets are classed as “essential” and so will be allowed to remain open – but you must follow the guidelines in place.
So if you’re planning a trip to Asda, Aldi, Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s or Lidl make sure you check the rules first.
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Here’s a full list, correct as of November 2, to keep you on track:
Asda says: "Our colleagues have been working tirelessly to provide the same level of great customer service during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We have quickly shifted how we work to match demands across our range of products.
"We have introduced new initiatives to supplement the comprehensive safety measures that make our Asda stores a COVID-19 secure place to shop and work.
“These changes adhere to the advice from the Government and have been put in place to keep you and our colleagues safe."
So, customers must wear masks indoors at Asda unless they have an exemption.
Staff must also wear face coverings – those who cannot wear one will wear a badge to comfort customers.
There will also be new Asda Safety Marshals stationed at the doors.
They can help customers with safety queries and remind you to wear a mask and social distance.
You will be offered a pack of masks at the door which you can buy at the end of your shop if you do not have one on.
There will be additional hand sanitiser stations in shops and anti microbial handles will be installed on trolleys and baskets.
To pay it is recommended that you make contactless payments using Apple Pay or card.
Alternatively, Asda has rolled out Scan & Go to all its superstores, super centres and supermarkets.
This allows you to scan your shopping with your phone as you go to reduce time at tills.
The supermarket said: "We’re continuing to do all we can to ensure that everyone can get the food they need in a safe environment.
"We have installed a simple ’traffic light’ system in some of our larger stores to help us manage the flow in and out.
“Once in-store, please keep to the social distancing markings. If there’s a queue outside and it’s raining, we’ll be handing out sanitised umbrellas in our larger stores.
"Hand sanitiser and cleaning stations are available around our stores, and we continue to have social distancing guidelines and signage in place.
“There are screens at the checkouts to keep everyone safe, and we encourage you to use contactless payment where you can.
"When you visit our stores, please follow the legal guidance on wearing a face covering. If you forget to bring one, we have packs available to buy at the front of our stores, which you can open immediately and pay for with your shopping later.
“As a reminder, the police can issue fines for not wearing a face covering, unless you’re exempt."
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Aldi's CEO, Giles Hurley, wrote in a letter to shoppers: "As new government guidance is introduced across different parts of the UK, I want to reassure you about the measures in place to ensure that you can continue to shop safely at your local Aldi.
• All our stores have a traffic light system at entrances to ensure a safe number of people can shop at any one time, whilst maintaining social distancing.
• We have protective screens at all 7,000 of our checkouts and all stores have sanitisation stations for customer use.
• There are clear signs and social distancing markers advising how to shop safely.
• We are encouraging payment by card or contactless when possible, with an increased contactless limit of £45.
• We continue to provide NHS, blue light and vulnerable customers priority access at specific times.
"Our colleagues wear face masks in store unless they are behind screens at the checkout, or are exempt for medical reasons. Thank you for supporting us and keeping others safe by wearing one too.
"All of our stores are fully stocked, we have good availability and there are regular deliveries, at least once a day. There is no need to buy more than normal so please shop considerately.
"If you can’t make it into one of our stores, we are increasing the availability of our new click and collect service, which is now available in 12 locations, with more stores being added weekly."
The supermarket said: "We’ve put a crowd control system in place to help manage social distancing in our stores. This includes positioning security guards or designated team members at our store entrances during busy times of the day, to keep track of how many customers enter our stores at one time.
"Rest assured we are continuing to work closely with the government during these challenging times to ensure the correct measures are put in place in our stores, for the safety of both our team members and customers.
"To help you plan your next store visit, we’ve put a traffic light system in place so you can find the quietest time to shop.
"Wearing a face covering in our stores is mandatory in Scotland, England and Wales in line with government regulations, to help keep everyone safe.
"If the Perspex screens at our tills do not provide an adequate level of separation between members of staff and our customers, then our staff members will be wearing face coverings as an additional level of protection."
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The bakery also encourages shoppers to use the tongs and disposable gloves to pick up baked goods or you can buy pre-bagged items.
Online shoppers are advised to book delivery slots well in advance.
If you are self-isolating you should say this in the Delivery Instructions.
Those who need an emergency grocery delivery should phone 0345 611 6111 and select option five.
NHS workers still have priority access at 6-7am Monday to Saturday and 9.30am on Sundays.
Listed on the supermarket’s website is the following information:
- Please follow official guidelines for your local area and wear a face covering when shopping in our stores in England, Scotland and Wales.
- Greeters will be on hand outside all supermarkets and busy convenience stores to remind customers to wear face coverings when they enter the store. If you do not have a face covering when you arrive at a store, our colleagues will help you find one.
- We have provided all Sainsbury’s colleagues with face coverings and all colleagues now wear face coverings when they are working on the shop floor and not behind a safety screen.
- Due to recent changes in the Welsh government’s coronavirus guidelines, we are unable to deliver alcohol past 10pm. If you have a slot booked after 10pm containing alcohol please amend your basket or choose a new delivery slot.
- We’re continuing to offer priority access to home delivery slots for the most vulnerable customers, and based on information received from the Government, we’ve been able to contact over 600,000 customers and offer priority access.
- We’ve increased the number of home delivery and Click and Collect slots available and can now offer 700,000 weekly slots. As a result, both our existing customers and new customers have access to more slots.
- We are now able to accept new customer registrations online for home delivery and Click and Collect slots. We are also now accepting new Delivery Pass registrations.
- For vulnerable customers who have been offered a slot and are unable to place their order online, we are offering a telephone ordering service and we now have five times the number of colleagues on hand to help with this.
- To reduce queuing times both inside and outside our stores we have extended many of our stores opening hours.
- Customers are now welcome to shop with us at any time during store opening hours, however NHS and care workers will still have priority entry from 7:30am to 8am Monday to Saturday and elderly, vulnerable and disabled customers will still have priority entry from 8am to 9am Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
- We have also rolled out new customer sanitiser stations in our supermarkets so that customers can sanitise their hands, baskets and trollies at the front of our stores. This is in addition to our colleagues regularly sanitising all of our baskets and trollies before use.
- We have installed perspex safety screens in our petrol filling station stores and have extended our opening hours in many Convenience stores to 10pm or 11pm. You can check the latest opening hours in your area before shopping.
- We have launched a Volunteer Shopping Card to enable people to shop for others easily in store.
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