Aldi to lift product restrictions from Monday after coronavirus rationing – The Sun

ALDI customers will be able to shop without restriction from Monday as the supermarket is relaxing its coronavirus panic buying rules.

The discounter first introduced four item limits across every product on March 15 after Brits began stockpiling due to the coronavirus crisis.

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But ever since it's been gradually lifting what shoppers can buy.

Most restrictions were dropped on March 31, while limits on beer, wine, spirits, and nappies came off on April 2.

Currently, Aldi shoppers are only restricted to purchasing four each of hand wash and shower gel and 12 units of wine or spirits per online order.

Its restriction on UHT milk was lifted yesterday.


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And now the discounter is removing the last of its limits from April 13 as it says it has good availability across all of its stores.

Extended access to key workers

In addition, Aldi is extending its priority shopping arrangements for everyone with a Blue Light card.

This means social care workers, first responders and St John’s Ambulance staff now join NHS, police and fire service staff in having exclusive access to stores 30 minutes before normal opening hours on Sundays.

Aldi will also all continue to offer priority access to stores around the clock for these shoppers by showing their Blue Light card.

The supermarket will also still give exclusive access to stores 30 minutes before normal opening times, Monday to Saturday, for vulnerable and elderly shoppers.

Stores opening until 10pm

"Almost all" stores will also open until 10pm Monday to Saturday from Tuesday April 14.

They had been closing at 8pm to give staff more time to clean and stock shelves.

But Aldi says shelves are now being stocked throughout the day.

It couldn't tell us how many or which percentage of shops will revert back to the 10pm hours, but did say staff would be paid their normally hour rate, plus the 10 per cent bonus on top.

Sunday opening hours remain the same.

Aldi has, however, stopped selling its full range of famous specialbuys in stores.

So those looking forward to the baby and toddler event from Monday 13 April will only find essential items, such as medicines in stores, while the full range will be available online.

Delivery is free on orders over £20. Orders under £20 cost £2.95 for standard delivery or CollectPlus, or £6.95 for large items.

If you do go in store, bear in mind the number of shoppers entering at any one time has been restricted, and Aldi has limited people to one person per trolley where possible.

Aldi chief executive, Giles Hurley, said: "If we continue to work together, we can undoubtedly overcome this challenge and safeguard the wellbeing of both you, our amazing customers, and also our incredible colleagues who are working tirelessly to keep the nation fed."

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