Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest responses from UK discounters w/c 6 April

Lucy Ingram
Retail Analyst

Date : 06 April 2020

In this regularly updated article, we summarise the latest responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic from discounters in the UK;

Latest update Monday 6th April


  • The elderly and most vulnerable will have exclusive access to stores for 30 minutes browsing time before they open, from Monday to Saturday. They can then purchase items as the stores open to the general public
  • Buying restrictions have been lifted on most items across the store; including nappies, beers, wines and sprits
  • All stores are now equipped with trolley and basket cleaning stations
  • The retailer is showing thanks and support for those in the industry across its social media platforms
Source: Aldi Twitter


  • Protective screens are now in place at till points
  • Contactless and card payments are encouraged
  • Fresh bakery items are now pre-bagged
  • Quantity limits on certain products vary from store to store
  • Team members have been provided with protective visors
  • Continuing to recruit
  • Introduced extra security staff from inside and outside of store
  • Through its Feed it Back network Lidl has donated £100,000 to help the most vulnerable in the community
  • Using social media to show thanks to store teams
Source: Lidl Twitter

Looking for more insight?

  • See previous initiatives from Aldi and Lidl in our article published on 3rd April
  • Get the latest insights on Coronavirus (COVID-19) to help your business understand what the food and grocery industry is doing around the world to address the evolving pandemic
  • See more about the latest government guidelines here