Covid virus local shops

Elm Village resident reports

Priority Supermarket shop hours – please check locally for each store in the area (taken from different sources)

Marks & Spencer 

M&S is taking further steps to support its customers, colleagues and local communities. 

The first hour of trading at all stores will be dedicated to elderly and vulnerable shoppers on Mondays and Thursdays. 

Store opening times vary from 7am to 8am, and some stores will be closing earlier.


Dedicated shopping hours for the elderly and vulnerable and NHS staff have been introduced at Sainsbury’s stores, which are now only open from 8am until 8pm Monday to Saturday

From 8am to 9am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday Sainsbury’s is only open for elderly and vulnerable shoppers

The company also says it is giving priority access to online delivery slots for the over-70s, although it has paused registrations for new online shoppers due to high demand. 


Tesco has also announced a dedicated shopping hour for NHS staff and the vulnerable. 

The priority shopping hour for vulnerable and elderly customers is every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9am and 10am. 

This is in all Extras, Superstores and Metros but is not available in Express stores. 

Morrisons / Lidl  / Aldi – nothing

Lidl has implemented reduced shopping hours in light of the coronavirus outbreak but there has been no information released regarding elderly and vulnerable shopping hours or NHS staff. 


Waitrose and Partners has introduced new measures to help its shops meet the needs of customers with a particular focus on the elderly and the vulnerable. 


first opening hour of all stores – 7am until 8am – is dedicated to elderly and vulnerable shoppers

. Stores open from 7am to 10pm, but some branches will be closing early, the company said.  


Co-op supermarkets have introduced vulnerable shopping hours and purchasing restrictions. 

From 8am to 9am Monday to Saturday and 10am to 11am on Sundays, elderly and vulnerable shoppers will be able to enjoy priority shopping hours. 

Most stores open from 6am or 7am until 8pm. Contact your local store for opening times.

Parkway Fruit & Veg

Open and operating one in one out the store.