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Aldi and Lidl have joined many supermarkets in the last year to make shopping as safe as possible. These are the latest rules currently in place.

Lidl

Lidl shoppers have been told the best times to shop to avoid busy periods as visiting stores when it is quiet can make social distancing easier.

To help, Lidl has a traffic light system in place which informs of the best times to shop to avoid queues.

Visiting between 8am and 11am is considered to be “red”, or a busy period.

Shopping between 11am and 2pm is “amber”, or average.

Shopping between 2pm and store closing is “green” and considered the quietest time to shop.

This changes between branches and customers are encouraged to check their local stores.

A statement said: “To help you plan your next store visit, we’ve put a traffic light system in place so you can find the quietest time to shop.

“Of course some stores will vary slightly, and make sure you check your local store opening hours too.”

Lidl has continually put other safety measures in place since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Safety visors have been given to all stores which can be worn by members of staff.

All who visit Lidl branches are required to wear face coverings in line with Government laws.

However, wearing a visor will give another layer of safety and allow colleagues to help customers at a safe distance.

The discount supermarket also updated how shoppers use its bakery.

Disposable gloves have been made available to those treating themselves to baked goods.

“Whilst we always urge customers to use the tongs provided in our bakery, as a temporary measure, you’ll also notice there are disposable gloves for you to use in order to bag loose items yourself, safely,” the statement continued.

“We’re continuing to monitor this area of our store, and will change the way we’re doing things if necessary.”

Aldi

Aldi updates shoppers with any rule changes on its website.

Currently, those visiting are encouraged to wear face coverings and those who don’t will not be allowed to enter.

It also has a traffic light system in place and this is used to tell shoppers if it is safe to enter stores.

This can be found outside branches with customers able to enter when there is a green light, and they are asked to wait when there is a red light.

A statement said: “Right now, we are all looking out for each other, and your safety continues to be our number one priority. That’s why most Aldi stores have a traffic light system to ensure that social distancing guidelines can be followed easily and safely.

“To minimise the number of people in store at any one time, we ask that you shop alone where possible.”

Social distancing measures stay in place and there are floor markings to ensure customers continue to follow these. 

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