Everything you need to know about the current restrictions on buyers at Morrisons, Asda, Lidl, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Aldi


Sometimes it’s hard to know what’s open, when, and with what restrictions. Supermarkets in Wales were banned from selling all non-essential items from 6 p.m. yesterday, but in Leicestershire this is certainly not the case.

However, the lockout and buy rules have changed so much over the past seven months that it’s difficult to follow them – and different stores have different rules.

So we’ve compiled some of the key insights released by some of the UK’s biggest supermarket brands including Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Tesco, Lidl and Asda:


A new Morrisons store will open tomorrow morning in Glenfield.

Morrisons has reintroduced restrictions on some key products.

These include toilet paper, cleaning supplies, paper towels and more.

A store statement reads: “While customers refuel, our colleagues work around the clock to fill stores with what you need, to serve our customers and communities, and take care of each other when we have. most needed each other. “



A statement from Asda states, “To make sure there is enough for everyone, we will occasionally place purchase limits on certain products in high demand.

“Please buy responsibly so that there is enough to go around. “



Lidl told its customers: “Our stores are restocked every day.

“That item you want to buy” just in case “may be essential for a more vulnerable person who cannot visit the store multiple times. “


A general view of Sainsbury’s supermarket

Amid a rising rate of coronavirus cases, the chain is telling customers to shop in its stores “one adult at a time.”

A Sainsbury’s spokesperson added: ‘We can now serve twice as many people with home delivery and click and collect as six months ago and we can reassure our customers that slots are available and available. products in our stores.


Queues outside Tesco in the square

Tesco has now confirmed that new storage restrictions now apply to essential items such as flour, pasta and toilet paper.

Some additional products such as rice will be restricted online.

“To ensure that everyone can continue to buy what they need, we have introduced bulk purchase limits on a small number of products,” a Tesco spokesperson said.

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“As our inventory returns to normal, we have removed purchase limits on all products in our stores, with the exception of face masks, which have a limit of three units.

“There will also be a limit of three units on the online ordering of face coatings, antibacterial hand wash, antibacterial wipes, flour and eggs.



The German brand continues to operate a traffic light system to manage the number of customers in its stores.

Aldi CEO Giles Hurley said: “I want to reassure you that our stores remain well stocked and ask you to continue shopping with care. “


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