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Aldi introduces new shopping rules to help frontline workers amid coronavirus pandemic – Manchester Evening News

Aldi has taken its new shopping rules a step further to help those working on the frontline – including nurses, police officers and firefighters.

Supermarket bosses announced on Saturday that selected workers will now be priorisied at the door and will be able to jump the queue.

Along with other UK supermarkets, such as Morrisons and Sainsbury’s, Aldi has introduced social distancing measures amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The number of shoppers allowed inside at once is being limited at stores across the country.

Emergency workers who shop at Aldi will now no longer have to wait – regardless of the time or day – as long as they can show a relevant form of ID.

Shoppers queue outside an Aldi supermarket ahead of opening
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Frontline staff have early access to Aldi stores on Sundays, with 30 minutes allocated soley for NHS, police and fire service workers. 

The measures have been created to ease the stress of having to shop for groceries after working long and tiring shifts at a time when stock is limited.

In a statement, Aldi said: “All day, every day, key workers in the NHS, police and fire service will take priority ahead of queues into our stores upon showing a valid ID.

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“This is in addition to early access on a Sunday, where they can enter stores 30 minutes prior to opening.

Thank you from everyone at Aldi.”

Earlier this week, Aldi bosses began to roll out clear screens at more than 7,000 checkouts. Two-metre markers on floors to encourage social distancing at checkouts have been introduced.

The chain has also been encouraging shoppers to use contactless payments – and has reduced opening hours to help staff restock.

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