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Coronavirus staff guidance University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Shopping times for NHS staff

Last updated: 19 November 2020 at 12:46

A number of supermarkets are offering dedicated time slots for NHS staff to do their weekly shop.

Make sure you take your NHS ID badge with you if visiting during these dedicated hours.

SupermarketKey workersElderly/vulnerable shoppers
Aldi Sunday: 30 minutes early access before tills open for NHS and emergency workers, priority in queues at all times Monday to Saturday: Access 30 minutes before store opens.
Asda No priority hours
Co-op Monday to Saturday: 08:00–09:00, Sunday: 10:00–11:00 

Iceland No priority hours
Lidl No priority hours
Marks & Spencer Tuesday and Friday: first hour pf trading if there is a queue Monday and Thursday: first hour of trading if there is a queue
Morrisons Monday to Saturday: 06:00–07:00, Sunday: 09:00–09:30 No priority hours
Sainsbury's No priority hours (can go to front of the queue at all times)
Tesco NHS and emergency services staff are allowed to go to the front of the queue at all times Wednesday and Sunday: 09:00–10:00 (browsing only)
Waitrose NHS and social care workers have priority access at all times other than the first hour of opening on Monday, Wednesday and Friday Monday, Wednesday and Friday: first hour of opening. Can also go to front of the queue outside these times

For more details on shopping during this lockdown and as we come up to Christmas, see the link below:

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