MORRISONS opening times have returned to normal since the supermarket has been open throughout lockdown.
The store is considered an essential retailer because it sells important items like food and medicine.
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Morrisons stores remain open during the third national lockdown in EnglandCredit: Reuters
But now non-essential shops have reopened as the nation enters the second stage of Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown.
We explain all you need to know about when Morrisons opens today.
When are Morrisons stores opening and closing?
Morrisons extended its opening times after the first lockdown last year, that means most stores now open from 7am until 10pm Monday to Saturday.
On a Sunday, opening hours are typically 9.30am to 4pm, apart from in Scotland where stores are open from 8am to 8pm.
The supermarket chain still has a dedicated NHS hour from 6am to 7am on Monday to Saturday, and 9am to 9.30am on Sundays.
In Scotland it’s a bit different, with stores open 7am to 8am for NHS workers on Sundays.
All customers with an NHS badge will be allowed to enter the store early and stock up on the products they need at this time.
To find your nearest store and its opening hours, simply use Morrisons’ store finder tool.
When is the best time to shop there?
Google has a tracker which allows you to see when the peak times are.
If you search for “Morrisons” and then click on your nearest store, it will show a bar chart of when the store’s busiest times are.
For example, for its Manchester store near the Piccadilly Gardens tram stop, the busiest hours are between noon and 2pm on weekdays.
What are the shopping rules for Morrisons?
Morrisons is limiting the number of customers allowed in stores so you may be asked to queue outside at busier times.
There isn’t a limit on items anymore, but in September last year it introduced a three per person limit on a few key products, including toilet roll and disinfectant.
There are marshals on the doors at Morrisons, and social distancing measures in place as well as perspex screens at tills.
Shoppers must wear a face covering as per the government guidelines, unless exempt.
The supermarket will ban anyone without a mask from entering its shops unless they are medically exempt.
Customers without one will be offered a free face covering by staff so they can continue to pick up groceries.
Those who refuse will not be allowed to shop.
Online delivery options and click and collect advice
Morrisons is experiencing high demand for online delivery slots, so the supermarket recommends checking back regularly for availability.
Customers can see slots up to six days in advance while vulnerable shoppers and those who have a delivery pass can see slots up to 21 days ahead.
The supermarket is working with the government to identify vulnerable customers.
Morrisons recommends that customers book their delivery slot first and then place their order to avoid disappointment.
But a reserved slot expires after 60 minutes if you haven’t checked out.
Delivery costs between £2 and £7 depending on the slot or with a delivery pass, it ranges from £5 per month to £65 a year depending on the times you choose.
This usually has same-day delivery slots but with high demand, there is now virtual queuing in place and Amazon will notify shoppers when slots become available.
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