Supermarket opening times: what time does Tesco, Aldi, Asda etc open today?

Looking for supermarket opening times? We look at what time Tesco, Iceland, Asda, Aldi, Sainsbury's and other supermarkets open to the public

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Looking for the latest supermarket opening times? Or wondering when Tesco, Asda, Aldi, Lidl, Sainsbury's or somewhere we haven't mentioned open today? We're all in the same boat when it comes to wondering when our local supermarket is opening so that we can think about when the best time to do a food shop might be.

In order to make the process as pain free as possible, we've listed the latest information on supermarket opening times below so that you can think strategically about when might be the best time to shop in order to avoid long queues, or get your hands on often sold out items. Plus, we've included details on NHS and vulnerable shopper opening times in a bid to make the shopping process a little less stressful for those who fall into these categories.

Discover the latest updates below, then head over to our food hub for more supermarket updates, along with recipe inspiration and more.

Supermarket opening times:

Tesco: Tesco opening hours currently vary between stores.

All Tesco stores (except Express stores) will be prioritising the elderly and most vulnerable for one hour between 9am and 10am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Asda: 8am–8pm daily, and 11am–5pm on Sundays. 

ASDA are offering dedicated hours for NHS workers, so this is an option worth considering if you fall inside this group. They have also launched a volunteer card, which makes the process of strangers shopping on your behalf slightly more secure.

Sainsbury's: 8am–8pm daily, opening hours vary on a Sunday so check when your local store opens before shopping.

It's also worth noting that Sainsbury's are offering special opening times for the elderly every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 08.00 to 09.00. NHS workers can also enter supermarkets for half an hour before they open, from Monday to Saturday. This means that anyone with NHS ID will be able to shop from 07.30 to 08.00.

Morrison's: 7am–8pm daily, and 9:30am–4pm on a Sunday.

Recently, Morrison's have opened up an hour dedicated to NHS workers between 6am and 7am on a weekday, and from 9am to 9:30am on a Sunday.

Waitrose: Waitrose is open 'as usual' but this will vary from store to store

Waitrose have also introduced measures to support the elderly and are offering a dedicated shopping hour during the first opening hour for each of their supermarkets. This is for the elderly and those that care for them.

For NHS staff, Waitrose have committed to setting aside a proportion of hard-to-find and essential products exclusively for NHS staff, on production of an NHS card. 

M&S: M&S Food Halls open their doors to customers as usual, but in terms of specific hours, this will vary from store to store

The first hour of opening at every M&S store is dedicated exclusively to the elderly on Mondays and Fridays. For NHS workers this is on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Aldi: 8am–10pm daily, and 10am–4am on Sundays

In terms of catering for emergency workers, Aldi have dedicated the first 30 minutes before regular opening hours on a Sunday to those able to produce relevant identification.

Elderly and vulnerable customers have also been granted special access for 30 minutes before store opening times on Mondays and Saturdays.

Lidl: open 'as usual', check when that might be using their store locator

Currently Lidl are not offering specific opening hours for NHS workers, or more vulnerable shoppers.

Iceland: Currently, Iceland are offering reduced opening hours, but this will vary from store to store

In terms of offerings for key workers, Iceland are currently dedicating the last hour of every day to those looking to stock up on food.

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