With financial pressures building for many families, Aldi have shared helpful tips to make shopping at the supermarket easy, safe and affordable with the lockdown measures in place.
1. The best times to visit stores
Although many more people are working from home, the most popular times to visit Aldi continue to be at the end of the week from Thursday to Sunday. However, we have noticed that some customers who have the flexibility are now shopping on Monday to Wednesday. Opening hours have been extended with stores opening from Monday – Sunday, 9am – 9pm.
2. Stock up with a weekly shop
Product restrictions have been lifted apart from Hand Wash and Shower Gel products. This will help customers to stock up on essentials and make fewer visits to stores throughout the week.
3. Elderly and vulnerable shoppers get exclusive access
Priority shopping hours for the elderly and those most vulnerable between 11am and 1pm daily.
4. Key workers take priority
All frontline staff providing essential services will be allowed priority access to stores at all times. When store colleagues are limiting the number of customers in store, any frontline staff with a relevant form of ID will be allowed to enter the store as soon as social distancing guidelines permit. Priority access for frontline staff applies seven days a week, from 9am to 9pm.
5. Make use of sanitisation stations
Sanitisation stations are now in place at the front of stores so it is easy for customers to self-hygiene and disinfect their hands as well as disinfectant to clean trolleys and baskets before doing their shop.
6. Keep a safe distance at the till point
Social distancing measures comprise of in-store posters and clear two-metre markings throughout the store including 2m distance markers on the floor at all tills.
7. Keeping our customers and staff safe
Perspex screens have been installed at checkouts across all 142 stores to offer extra protection for customers and staff.
8. Contactless Payment is encouraged
Encouraging everyone to use a contactless payment method if they can, as it means fewer shoppers will have to handle cash or come into contact with the payment terminal. The limit for contactless payments has been increased to €50, which should mean that more people can make use of them. There is also no limit on Apple Pay and Google Pay which are both accepted in all stores.
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