Brits have been told to only visit the supermarket only when they absolutely have to. If you are self-isolating and cannot go out of the house, try asking a friend or family member to shop for you and leave the goods outside your front door.
Aldi opening hours this Easter bank holiday
Most Aldi stores are currently open 8am to 8pm and they are expected to keep these hours in place throughout the weekend.
On Easter Saturday and Monday, stores will be open from 8am to 8pm nationwide. Stores will be shut on Easter Sunday throughout England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
In Scotland, however, the supermarket will be open from 9am to 8pm on Easter Sunday. Aldi, unfortunately, does not have a home delivery service on offer.
You are able to buy Specialbuy items online but they will not be delivered in time for Easter. If you want to be safe, use Aldi’s store finder to search for your local store.
Aldi will remain open over the bank holiday weekend
Is it safe to shop in Aldi?
In a statement, CEO of Aldi UK and Ireland Giles Hurley detailed the steps the company is taking.
They have introduced trolley and basket cleaning stations across all stores.
Aldi said they are instilling Perspex screens around all till points to protect colleagues and customers.
They are asking colleagues to pay for their shopping with bank cards or contactless payments where possible, to avoid the use of cash.
Aldi staff are working hard to ensure all stock is replenished
Mr Hurley said: “As you will be aware, all supermarkets have been working very hard to keep up with demand over the last few days.
“I am writing to reassure you, and all our other valued customers, that our colleagues and trusted suppliers are working round the clock to keep our warehouses fully stocked.
“We have increased orders from our suppliers and our warehouses have sufficient stock to replenish all stores.
“This includes all of the essential items like sanitary and baby products.
CEO of Aldi UK and Ireland, Giles Hurley
“Our amazing colleagues have been working tirelessly to restock our stores. However, unprecedented demand for certain products has made it difficult for us to ensure that there are no gaps on shelves.
“All of our stores receive daily delivers, often multiple times a day. So if a certain product is not available when you visit, it will be replenished in the overwhelming majority of cases by the following day.
“We have taken action to discourage people buying more than they need. Customers are currently limited to buying four items of any one product during each visit.
“This is still significantly more than most customers would buy in a normal shopping trip and we hope this restriction will give as many customers as possible the opportunity to get what they need, every time they visit.
Aldi have installed checkout screens to protect staff members and customers
“I’m sure, like me, you are also concerned about those who are vulnerable at this time.
“Not everyone has the financial or practical resources to buy in bulk, including our elderly customers.
“We all have a responsibility to ensure we only buy what we and our families need. If we shop as we normally do, our stores will quickly return to normal.
“Finally, my sincere thanks to you for your continued support and to every single one of our colleagues.
“It’s the people at Aldi that make our business special and they have come together like never before to serve you, our customers, during this extremely busy time.”