Sainsbury’s and Tesco launch in-store initiatives to address coronavirus crisis

Sainsbury's Edinburgh

Sainsbury’s and Tesco have each unveiled measures ranging from dedicated shopping times for the vulnerable to limited trading hours to cope with the impact of coronavirus.

Sainsbury’s will set aside the first hour of trading in all its supermarkets for the elderly or vulnerable this Thursday and will introduce priority access online delivery slots for those customers from next Monday. Tesco meanwhile is restricting trading times in its 24-hour stores in order to enable restocking – the branches will shut at 10pm and open again at 6am.

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