London coronavirus: Aldi to make important changes from next week

Aldi has announced new measures starting in their stores from next week.

The budget supermarket’s opening hours will be extended, and restrictions on stock will also be lifted.

Stores will stay open after 10pm.

This is all in part to panic-buying dramatically decreasing in recent weeks, leaving supermarkets stocked well.

These changes will come into force on Easter Monday (April 13), reports Essex Live.

Along with these restrictions, the emergency worker-only priority shopping time, which is currently available 30 minutes before the shops open on Sunday, will be opened up to other ‘key workers’.

Care-home workers, St John’s Ambulance staff and first responders will be able to join this priority time.

In a message to shoppers, CEO Giles Hurley said: “I would like to personally thank you for your continued patience and co-operation during these unprecedented times.

“There is no doubt that we have all had to radically change the way we go about our daily lives, not least in the way we shop.

“If we continue to work together, we can undoubtedly overcome this challenge and safeguard the wellbeing of both you, our amazing customers, and also our incredible colleagues who are working tirelessly to keep the nation fed.”

He added: “From Monday, April 13, we will remove all of our remaining product restrictions.

It is something that has, at some point, touched all our lives.

“Our shelves are now well stocked throughout the day, so there is no need to visit stores first thing in the morning.

“In fact, from Tuesday, April 14, we will be extending our opening hours in almost all of our stores so you can shop until 10pm Monday to Saturday, when our stores are quieter.”

He said that recently, previsions have been brought in to supermarkets, like sanitation stations and social distancing markers to make shopping safer for everyone.

He also revealed that shop workers will be getting a 10 per cent bonus for their work during the crisis.

Aldi is also following the actions of other supermarkets by increasing the contactless card payment limit from £30 to £45.

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