Aldi May bank holiday opening times – here's what time stores open on Monday

ALDI stores across the UK will remain open during this bank holiday weekend, but shoppers should expect slightly different opening hours.

We explain all you need to know if you need to pick up some essentials at the discounter.

What time is Aldi open over the bank holiday weekend?

Aldi hasn't yet confirmed its opening hours for this bank holiday weekend, but we expect them to be similar to the last bank holiday on May 8.

At the time, the stores were open from 8am to 8pm on the bank holiday Friday, so we reckon they'll be the same this Monday, May 25.

Its shops were then open from 8am till 10pm on Saturday, and from 10am to 4pm on Sunday.

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

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.

Does Aldi offer online delivery?

Yes, Aldi’s online delivery service is 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.

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

Several shops are reopening branches for the bank holiday including Furniture Village, Poundland, and Ikea.

Changes to pubs and restaurants have also been announced, in preparation for them to reopen.

While fast food chains, including McDonald's have also started reopening.

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Aldi auctions off limited-edition Kevin the Carrot to raise money for charity

Last year, parents flocked to Aldi for a chance to get their hands on a Kevin the Carrot doll.

The fictional character became popular with kids after starring in the supermarket’s Christmas advert, with some people queuing from 6am to buy one for their little ones.

‘This is not a drill, there are people in Aldi’s fighting over Kevin the carrot toys!,’ tweeted one shopper at the time.

Well, if you didn’t succeed then, tonight you have the chance to nab it now, as Aldi has announced that it will auction off limited-edition carrot toys to raise money for charity.

There are 400 toys up for grabs, featuring Kevin and Katie, in uniform as doctors and nurses.

At 8pm, these will go live on eBay, with a starting bid of £1.11, and all proceeds to be donated to NHS Charities Together and Teenage Cancer Trust.

The starting bid isn’t a random choice; Aldi has chosen it to represent NHS111.

‘We’re thrilled Aldi has chosen to raise money in aid of NHS Charities Together and particularly in such a creative way that helps celebrate our health heroes,’ said  Ellie Orton, chief executive of NHS Charities Together.

‘These funds will help support the wellbeing of NHS staff, volunteers and patients now and in the future.’

If you can’t take part in the auction tonight, keep an eye out as the remaining 399 toys will be sold off over the next four weeks.

‘Our team has been working hard to do our bit in helping to feed the nation, from priority access for emergency workers, to charity food donations through our ongoing work with Neighbourly,’ said Julie Ashfield, managing director of buying at Aldi UK.

‘However, we wanted to do something more specific to recognise the amazing work of NHS and TCT staff and raise money for them during this unprecedented time.

‘With our Kevin and Katie plush toys proving extremely popular at Christmas and having helped to raise money for charity in the past, we felt what better way to raise money and celebrate NHS workers, than to create “superhero” doctor and nurse carrots for fans to bid on?’

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Asda and Aldi shoppers told ‘only touch items if you’re going to buy them’ – The Sun

ASDA and Aldi shoppers have been advised to limit what they touch in stores in a bid to prevent coronavirus spreading.

The measures have been taken to try to protect both shoppers and staff alike.

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In a message on its website, Asda tells shoppers to "TOUCH LESS", and to "pick up only what you intend to buy".

The measures were introduced earlier this month as part of new hygiene controls by the supermarket.

It wrote in its online blog at the time: "If you need to visit our stores, you will see colleagues at the doors to maintain safe customer numbers to help with social distancing.

"There will also be clear signage, directional barriers and floor markings to help you move around our store easily and maintain a 2-metre distance from other customers and our colleagues.


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"You are allowed to bring your children and other members of your household to our stores, but we ask that you keep this to a minimum to help us maintain social distancing advice.

"We’re asking customers to only touch items they intend to purchase and to use cashless payment wherever they can to minimise contact."

Meanwhile, Aldi has reportedly put up signs outside asking customers not to touch any of its trolleys until they are at the front of the queue to get into its stores.

According to the Liverpool Echo, this is to make sure each customer is using a trolley which has been deep cleaned by Aldi staff.

The Sun has asked Aldi to confirm this and we'll update this story as soon as we hear back.

Meanwhile, Lidl has temporarily removed self-service tongs from its fresh bakery section and will instead pre-bag items for shoppers.

It says it will "keep an eye on this" and change the way it's doing things if necessary.

Tesco told us it doesn't have a "no touch" policy in place as shoppers often need to pick up products to check for allergens and ingredients.

It adds that staff and shoppers can wipe trolleys at its cleaning stations to ensure they are clean before use.

Morrisons also says it doesn't operate a no touch policy as it says government guidance is that it's very unlikely for coronavirus to be passed on through food.

Iceland had told customers they must buy any items they touch.

But it's removed the guidance from its website after coming under fire from one paramedic who slammed the frozen food specialist for treating NHS staff like "lepers".

Other shoppers online have raised concerns about what happens if they need to check labels for allergy information and use by dates before purchasing.

The Sun has asked Lidl and Sainsbury's to confirm their policies and we'll update this story as soon as we get a response.

The measures follow a number of initiatives designed by supermarkets to help protect shoppers amid the coronavirus epidemic.

These include special opening hours or designated shopping times and discounts for NHS workers and the vulnerable and elderly.

Many supermarkets have also introduced plastic shields around checkouts and given protective visors to staff, as well as introduced floor markers to ensure shopper ssocial distance in queues.

In addition, most supermarkets have limited the number of shoppers in stores – with some only allowing one person per household.

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