Supermarket update during COVID-19


Tesco’s opening hours: Monday to Sunday 8:00am to 10:00pm, Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm Tesco pharmacy 10:00am to 4:00pm.

  • Tesco has announced that NHS workers will be prioritised in all our stores (excluding Express stores) from 9am to 10am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. NHS workers will also have preferred access to a browsing hour before checkouts open on Sundays.

  • Tesco’s rules:

  • To help customers get the things they need at this time, Tesco is introducing a purchase limit of 3 items on all products. The supermarket says that stock levels are good, and it has daily deliveries to replenish stores.

  • It has also removed multi-buy promotions such as buy 2 and get 3rd free. Tesco continues to encourage customers to buy only what they need, to help ensure there is enough for everyone.


Waitrose opening times: Monday to Saturday 07:00am to 7:00pm & Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm

  • Opening times have not yet changed, but Waitrose has implemented a prioritised and dedicated shopping hour every day for the elderly and most vulnerable. This is the first opening hour of the shop.

  • Waitrose rules:

  • Waitrose has announced that it will now limit the number of people allowed in stores at a single time to ensure social distancing guidelines are met. The number of people allowed in store will depend on how many tills are in each specific branch.

  • Marshals will be deployed outside to monitor queue levels, and there will be stickers on the floors of stores to remind people of the social distancing rules.

  • NHS staff are given priority at the checkouts.

    Waitrose banned couples and family members from shopping together at the supermarket.

  • Iceland

  • Iceland’s opening times: Monday to Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm & Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm.

  • Iceland will open its supermarkets early for elderly customers to visit before stores open to the public.

  • Each day, elderly shoppers can visit between 8am – 9am to get their shopping first.

  • The store has now introduced a daily slot for NHS workers to shop.

  • Monday to Saturday

  • First hour of trading – priority hours for elderly and vulnerable people

Boots Newmarket

Monday to Sunday 08:30am to 6:00pm & Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm

Boots is proud to support the Government and the NHS in testing NHS staff for COVID-19 at drive through testing stations.

Testing will not take place in store and we will not be selling COVID-19 testing kits.

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