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Supermarket May bank holiday opening times – here’s what time Aldi, Tesco and Asda are stores open on Monday

THE second spring bank holiday is happening this weekend with Monday a national holiday.

If you’re planning a visit to the supermarket for food or essentials we have all the information you need on opening times.

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Tesco has changed the hours of 24-hour branches because of the coronavirus outbreak to give staff more time to clean shops
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The bank holiday – which falls on Monday, May 25 – is the second of the month, following the early VE day bank holiday on Friday, May 8.

Most major supermarkets are due to be open as normal over the bank holiday weekend, for Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24 and some may have reduced hours on the bank holiday Monday.

Supermarket opening hours for the late May bank holiday weekend

TESCO

Tesco supermarkets will be open as normal over the long weekend, but some may close earlier on bank holiday Monday.

Opening hours vary between branches so if you are planning on visiting a shop, it’s worth checking the Tesco online store finder first to see opening hours at your local branch.

Saturday, May 23

The majority of Tesco shops – superstores, Express outlets and Metro stores – will open at either 6am or 7am.

Shops will shut at either 10pm or 11pm, depending on the branch.

The supermarket has changed the hours of 24-hour branches because of the coronavirus outbreak to give staff more time to clean shops.

Sunday, May 24

Tesco shops will be open under Sunday trading hours as normal.

Superstores will open at either 10am or 11am, and shut at 4pm or 5pm.

While smaller Express and Metro outlets will open earlier – this is usually either 6am or 7am and close at 10pm or 11pm.

Monday, May 25

Monday is a bank holiday but shops will open as usual.

Opening times depend on the branch but some shops will be closing earlier.

When we checked most stores were opening at 8am and closing at 6pm or 8pm. This is instead of remaining open until 10pm or 11pm.

Tesco has just under 4,000 shops in the UK.

The shop has introduced special slots for NHS workers on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays between 9am and 10am.

Sunday is just a browsing hour before the checkouts open at 10am.

Any healthcare worker wishing to shop in these special slots will need to show a form of ID, such as their NHS staff card.

Michael Schofield – The Sun Glasgow

Tesco announced key changes to its business during the coronavirus pandemic[/caption]

ALDI

Aldi confirmed to The Sun that its stores will be open from 8am until 10pm on Saturday and from 10am until 4pm on Sunday.

On bank holiday Monday, stores will be open from 8am until 8pm.

Aldi usually opens half an hour early for vulnerable and elderly customers Monday to Saturday and this applies during the bank holiday too.

Closing times can vary from shop to shop though, so it’s always important to check your local branch.

You can do this by using the store finder on Aldi’s website.

On April 14, Aldi extended its opening hours so shoppers can nab groceries until 10pm Monday to Saturday during normal weeks.

Aldi’s online delivery service is also currently running as normal, although it only sells non-food items on its website.

Due to increased demand, the timeframe for deliveries has also been delayed in some areas so make sure you double-check this in advance.

A standard delivery is free for orders over £20 and costs from £2.95 for orders under £20.

ASDA

Asda is open as normal on Saturday and Sunday but hours have changed for Monday.

Opening hours vary between branches so check the Asda store finder to find the opening hours of your local branch.

Breck Road, Bootle, Birkenhead, St Helens, Walton and Smithdown Road stores will be open from 8am to 8pm.

Saturday, May 23

All of Asda’s shops will be open as usual on Saturday.

Most will open at 8am and close at 10pm.

Sunday, May 24

Asda shops are open from 10am to 4pm, inline with Sunday trading hours.

NHS and care workers are currently being prioritised in larger stores every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8am to 9am and on Sundays between 9am to 10am for browsing.

Monday, May 25

On Monday shops will open from 8am to 8pm.

Usually shops are open until 10pm but hours are being reduced because of the bank holiday.

There are 341 Asda shops in the UK.

Asda is open as normal on Saturday and Sunday but hours have changed for Monday
Alan MacGregor Ewing – The Sun Glasgow

SAINSBURY’S

Opening hours at Sainsbury’s are the same as normal for Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24 but have changed slightly on Monday.

The opening hours will depend on the branch so it’s worth checking what time your local is open with the online store finder tool before you visit.

Sainsbury’s also offers priority NHS opening hours from 7.30am to 8am Monday to Saturday.

For elderly customers there is a dedicated shopping hour from 8am to 9am Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

This weekend there is a 25 per cent off sale on all TU clothing at Sainsbury’s.

Saturday, May 23

The majority of Sainsbury’s shops will open as normal at 8am and close at 10pm.

Opening hours may be different for smaller shops, so always check the on the store finder first.

Sunday, May 24

Sainsbury’s shops will open as normal under Sunday trading hours.

Shops will open at either 10am or 11am, and shut at 4pm or 5pm.

Monday, May 25

Monday is a bank holiday but shops will open as usual.

Opening times depend on the branch but some shops will be closing earlier at 8pm instead of 10pm.

When are the bank holiday dates for 2020?

Here is the full list of upcoming 2020 bank holidays in England and Wales.

Dates in Scotland and Northern Ireland vary.

  • Monday, May 25 (Spring Bank Holiday)
  • Monday, August 31 (Summer Bank Holiday)
  • Friday, December 25 (Christmas Day)
  • Monday, December 28 (substitute Boxing Day)

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Tesco shops will remain open for the late May bank holiday weekend.

Furniture Village is reopening some of its stores this weekend.

Poundland has also opened a further 13 branches ahead of the long weekend.

While pubs and restaurants have announced changes which will be made before reopening.

The Sun has rounded up the quietest time to hit the supermarkets during the coronavirus crisis.

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