We’ve been seeing changes at supermarkets these days, of course, with queues outside, gloves by the door, masked employees and plenty of space between customers. Big chains such as Carrefour, Mercadona, Dia, Lidl and more have adopted measures in their physical shops as well as online to protect shoppers and employees, as well as to create more order than chaos in the aisles. And now the measures are extended further to include a change in timetables, as follows.
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- Mercadona has made the decision to reduce its hours to open from 9am to 7pm. The popular supermarket has also suspended its home delivery temporarily and are installing glass shields at the tills to protect cashiers as well as clients.
- Carrefour has also changed its timetable, and is now open from 9am to 9pm. On its website, Carrefour states it will give preference when it comes to online orders to customers older than 65 years of age.
- Lidl opens its doors at 9am and closes at 8pm. Plus they’ve taken the steps to limit entrance to one person per family and no more than 50 shoppers in total at one time.
- El Corte Inglés, although it’s closed its department stores, its supermarkets – Supercor, Hipercor and the supermarket areas within department stores – remain open from 10am to 8pm.
- Dia sets its opening hours to 9am to 7pm. According to its website, the supermarket’s online service remains active.
- Aldi is now open from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 8pm.
- Alcampo has opted for two different timetables in its shops. Its ‘hipermercados’ are open until 9pm from Monday to Saturday and until 8pm on Sundays and holidays. Its supermarkets are open until 8.30pm.
- AhorraMás has temporarily changed its timetable to 10am to 3pm and later from 5pm to 8pm.