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Morrisons and Asda change opening times as coronavirus crisis continues – when to shop

During the coronavirus crisis, many supermarkets have made changes to their operations. Asda and Morrisons have announced changes to the times in which shoppers can visit. When can you go?

Last month, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a nationwide lockdown in the UK.

This means Britons have only been able to leave their homes for a limited number of reasons.

These include making trips to the supermarket for essential food shops and many shops have changed their operations to accommodate this.

These changes include restrictions on how many items can be bought and new opening hours.

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Morrisons and Asda: The opening times in the stores have changed (Image: GETTY)

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Morrisons and Asda: The opening times in stores have been extended (Image: GETTY)

Supermarket chains Morrisons and Asda have now announced they will change opening hours again.

Morrisons

The supermarket giant announced today its opening hours will move from Monday 20 April.

A post on Morrisons Twitter said: “From Monday 14th April, the majority of our stores will be open from 7am – 10pm on Monday to Saturday, and 9.30am – 4pm on Sunday.

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“Scottish stores are open 8am – 8pm on Sunday.”

The post also explained stores will still hold opening times exclusively for NHS staff.

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Health workers can visit the store between 6am and 7am Monday to Saturday, and between 9am and 9.30am on Sundays.

In Scottish stores, they can visit between 7am and 8am on Sundays.

Morrisons and Asda: Many supermarkets have had long queues to get inside (Image: GETTY)

This is an extension of current times that let Britons shop between 7am and 8pm Monday to Saturday.

Asda

The retailer has also introduced new shopping hours for those hoping to get their weekly shop.

This week, the retailer posted on Twitter to explain they were extending operation hours.

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The post read: “Most of our stores are now open for longer to allow you more time to shop with us – stores will now be open Monday – Saturday 8am – 10pm.

“Normal Sunday trading hours will remain the same.”

Last month, the retailer changed times so that shops would close at 8pm instead of 10pm and this has now been reversed.

Many supermarkets have adjusted their opening times during coronavirus to deal with the growing demand and give staff time to restock shelves.

Social distancing measures have also been put into place which means fewer shoppers are allowed in stores at one time.

This has resulted in longer queues but the changing opening the hours may help reduce these. 

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