Despite pleas to stop, many shoppers continuing to stockpile amid the coronavirus crisis prompting some supermarkets to change their opening hours to re-stock their shelves and allow key workers, the over 70s and the most vulnerable people in our communities, to get exclusive access at certain times.
Here are the new opening and closing times of supermarkets across the town and when they will be opening JUST for the elderly and vulnerable, and NHS workers:
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Aldi will open from 8am and will now close at 8pm to allow time for product replenishment and to give additional support to our store colleagues. Sunday opening hours remain unchanged - 10am to 4pm.
The main Scarborough store at Westwood is now open between 6am and 10pm on Friday and Saturday, 8am-10pm Monday-Thursday and 10am-4pm on Sundays.
Tesco has introduced a special shopping hour for its workers and NHS staff where those with ID, such as an NHS staff card, can visit the larger stores an hour before opening time on Sundays, browse and do their shopping before the checkouts open.
Morrisons is now open from 8am-8pm Monday-Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday.
The supermarket has introduced an NHS hour at all of their stores every day, Monday to Saturday from 7am to 8am.
Customers will be restricted on purchases of cleaning products, with bleach at six per person and two for hand sanitisers.
Co-op haven’t made changes to their opening times, but they are dedicating an hour to elderly, vulnerable and NHS worker customers at their stores.
This hour is 8am-9am Monday-Saturday and 10am-11am on Sundays in all their stores.
They are also restricting purchases to two per customer on some products, including hand sanitiser, soap, tinned goods, pasta, rice, long-life milk, sugar, baby food and nappies.
Iceland is open from 9am-6pm on Monday-Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday.
Iceland will open early for elderly customers to visit before stores open to the public.
Each day, elderly shoppers can now visit between 8am and 9am. The final hour of trading Monday to Saturday will also be for NHS staff only.
The supermarket has introduced a temporary cap on sales of several products online including some anti-bacterial soaps and wipes.
Stores will now be open from 8am-8pm Monday to Saturday. This includes those with Argos stores. Sunday opening, Sainsbury's Local and petrol stations' opening hours will all stay the same.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, all of the chain’s supermarkets will dedicate the hour of 8am - 9am to serving elderly, disabled and vulnerable customers.
NHS and Social Care workers will be able to shop exclusively from 7.30am-8am Monday-Saturday.
The supermarket opens 8am-10pm Monday-Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday.
There are also limits of four items per customer on a number of products including toilet roll, tinned food and pasta.
Open from 8am-6pm Monday-Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday.
On Mondays and Thursdays, the first hour of trading is set aside for elderly and vulnerable customers, and on Tuesdays ad Fridays the same is true for NHS and emergency workers.