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Is Tesco open today? Coronavirus opening hours, delivery and Click+Collect options – The Sun

TESCO has announced new opening hours across its stores nationwide as the Government cracks down on social distancing due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The supermarket has amended its opening times to cope with the demand from shoppers. Here are Tesco’s new opening times.

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When are Tesco branches opening and closing?

Tesco has more than 3,400 stores across the UK and you can find your nearest – including store opening times – using the supermarket's store locator tool.

The supermarket has implemented special opening times for the elderly and vulnerable and early closures to help restock shelves.

A spokesman for the store said it has temporarily stopped its 24 hour opening times to help with restocking.

Many stores are opening at 6am or 7am in the morning and closing at 10pm.

Tesco has also announced that the hours of 9am-10am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday will be reserved for the most vulnerable customers.

On Sundays, there is an hour of browsing before checkouts open dedicated to NHS workers.

Neither of these special hours will apply to Express stores.

A statement from Tesco also said it was closing its deli counters and cafes for the foreseeable future to help in other parts of the stores.

We suggest you call your nearest store before heading out to shop as they may alter their timings over the next few weeks.

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When is the best time to shop there?

Google has a tracker that allows you to see when the peak times are.

If you search for “Tesco” and then click on your nearest store, it will show a bar chart of when the store’s busiest times are.

What should I buy when I’m there?

The Government and supermarkets have urged shoppers not to panic buy or stockpile and have repeatedly said there is “enough food for everyone”.
We have compiled a list of what you need for two weeks now that Boris Johnson has told Brits to shop as infrequently as possible.

Is there a limit on items?

Yes. Tesco has said it has placed a three item limit per customer on each product line and has temporarily removed its multi-buy promotions.

Asda also announced it was following Tesco's lead and changing the opening times for its 24 hour stores so it can restock overnight.

Can I order online?

Tesco's online service is open as normal and anyone is currently able to create an account.

However, shoppers have discovered that Tesco has sold out of delivery slots amid the coronavirus outbreak.

As of March 26, Click+Collect slots also appear to be unavailable.

There are alternative food delivery options including Eversfield Organic, Mindful Chef, AmazonFresh, Abel & Cole and Hello Fresh.

Supermarkets have asked for customers to tell them if they are self isolating to reduce the risk of the infection spreading.

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Tesco is giving all of its store, warehouse and customer services staff a 10% bonus


TESCO is giving all its workers a 10 per cent bonus to thank them for extraordinary effort in the face of coronavirus.

The supermarket is rewarding employees who work on shop floors, in warehouses or in customer engagement centres as well as its managers

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The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented increase in demand for food and household products.

Tesco says that over the past two weeks its employees have worked round the clock to help customers get the products they need.

To recognise this incredible effort, and "because of the challenges that lie ahead", Tesco has announced that it will be giving staff a helping hand.

Its hourly workers, will get a 10 per cent bonus on their usual hourly rate.

Front line salaried managers will get a 10 per cent bonus on actual hours worked.

The pay increases will be backdated to March 9.

Every member of permanent staff who is currently in work will receive the increased hourly pay rate.

The new structure will run until May 1, when Tesco says it will review the situation.

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Jason Tarry, UK and ROI CEO at Tesco said: “It’s been an extraordinary couple of weeks and despite the enormous challenges, it’s been incredible to see how colleagues have stepped up and responded, doing an outstanding job during this uncertain and difficult time.

"This pay bonus is just one way we are saying thank you to our colleagues and recognising that they are on the front line, helping to feed the nation.”

Colleagues across Tesco in both the Republic of Ireland and Central Europe will be similarly rewarded, with announcements being made locally.

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Tesco launches Spring Summer Homeware collection and prices start from £1

TESCO has launched it's latest home ware collection, from it's premium home ware brand Fix and Ivy and we want it all.

Prices start as low as £1 for the Spring Summer collection with affordable style across dinnerware, soft furnishings, bedding and home accessories.

The SS20 collections include new products from Tesco Home and its premium home ware brand, Fox and Ivy.

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Focusing on quality and affordability, the collection takes inspiration from the vibrant English countryside, as well as cues of Scandi-chic design with gorgeous geometric patterns.

Highlights include hand-illustrated prints alongside artisan-inspired stoneware and beautiful, reactive glazes.

Price start at £1, but we've got our eyes set on a number of affordable pieces, across dinner ware, soft furnishings, bedding and home accessories.

Top of our list is the Bondi 12 piece dinner set for £35, the Bee Cushion for £6, which perfectly matches the Cermanic Bees and Butterflies Frame, £8, for an effortlessly chic look.

The Fox and Ivy Nero Dineware is also top of our lists, at £40 for an on trend grey colour palette, 12 piece set.

You'll be able to shop the range in store, and pick up selected pieces at tesco.co.uk.

Just don't hang about, as we're expecting these to fly off the shelves.


 

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Coronavirus crisis meeting as rationing introduced for first time since WW2

The coronavirus crisis deepened last night with supermarket giant Tesco rationing baked beans and pasta as experts warned 100,000 people could die in the UK.

Britain’s biggest grocer introduced a five-item limit on staple goods after panic-buyers stripped shelves bare at their stores and others nationwide.

It is also rationing anti-bacterial wipes, long-life milk and hand sanitiser gels – bottles of which have been on sale online at 50 times their value.

It comes as a third coronavirus patient died in the UK .

The man in his 60s “had underlying health problems” and recently went to Italy, North Manchester General Hospital said last night.

With the number of confirmed UK cases soaring to 278 it emerged over a million people had visited an NHS advice website set up a week ago.


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And in a worrying development one person was on Sunday confirmed to have the virus in Cheltenham – less than 48 hours before the start of the town’s world-famous racing festival.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will this morning chair an emergency COBRA meeting as his government battles to control the crisis.

Top of the agenda will be the 100,000 deaths civil servants warned yesterday may occur over 12 months.

Emergency laws allowing people to switch jobs and volunteer to work in the NHS and a possible ban on over-70s, who are most at risk, attending large events will also be discussed.


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But it is the shocking sight of empty shelves in supermarkets and possible shortages which is concerning many people amid conflicting advice.

Public Health England has urged people to “plan ahead” in case they have to self-isolate, but the Government’s chief scientist Sir Patrick Vallance said there is “absolutely no reason” to panic buy.

A Defra spokesman said decisions on limiting sales were for stores but added Environment Secretary George Eustice would discuss the moves with bosses today.

Food was last rationed during and after the Second World War with limits in place until 1954.

No other supermarket has followed Tesco’s lead on food, but Waitrose and Asda are limiting anti-bacterial gels to two per cus-tomer.

Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Ocado have no restrictions on any products. Lidl did not comment. With some vulnerable shoppers missing out on essentials, panic buyers were blasted for not thinking of others.

Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden said: “Turns out we are a selfish lot.” And Dr Andrew Potter, a logistics expert at Cardiff Business School, insisted there was no reason to fear products would run out for long.

He said: “Whilst there might be empty shelves, over the next week or so, we will see them replenish.”

Department of Health figures shows a rise from 206 to 278 UK cases, in the largest daily jump so far.

Despite the Cheltenham case being confirmed, 
about 250,000 people will descend on the town for the four-day festival.

Chief Medical Officer Prof Chris Whitty said the person was receiving “all necessary support from Public Health England who are contacting people who may have had close contact with the case”.

But governing bodies for other sports and TV broadcasters were set to attend an emergency meeting today with Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden to discuss contingency plans.

They will examine whether other large events should be held behind closed doors if the situation worsens.

There are suggestions Premier League matches could then be shown for free on subscription TV channels.

Pub landlords meanwhile could be asked not to show games to deter fans from congregating together.

Italy, Europe’s worst-hit country, has already decided to hold all its sporting contests in empty stadiums for the next month. Yesterday broadcasters here said they were “prepared to listen” to what the Government has to say about a similar move in the UK.

Meanwhile there is growing concern for the cruise passengers on the Grand Princess in California.

After being barred from returning to San Francisco last week, the liner docked at nearby Oakland yesterday.

But the PM was urged to intervene on behalf of British passengers who are being forced to stay on board.

Worried Michelle Bissell, whose mum Jackie took the cruise to celebrate her 70th birthday, said: “I want Boris to get involved now.

“My mum has been told the Americans are going to leave. She hasn’t been outside for three days, the food is inedible now and I’m really quite concerned.”

The global number of confirmed coronavirus cases stands at over 109,000 with more than 3,800 deaths.


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Europe’s Central Bank has told most of its 3,500 staff to work from home today to test how it could cope if the crisis worsens on the Continent.

But in a glimmer of hope the mayor of Daegu, South Korea’s worst hit city, said the outbreak there may be slowing after the number of new cases fell to its lowest in 10 days.

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Boots Advantage card hackers may be behind Tesco Clubcard cyber attack

A cyber attack on 140,000 Boots customers is feared to have been carried out by the same gang who targeted 620,000 Tesco accounts.

Stolen passwords were used to attempt to break into Boots Advantage Card accounts. The High street chemist said none of its systems were compromised in the attack.

But it affected 140,000 of the company's 14.4m Advantage Card holders. Boots halted purchases using points built up on its loyalty cards as a result.

A cyber security expert told the Mirror: "The attack has all the hallmarks of the attack on Tesco. They are using the same methods. It looks like the same group behind each attack."

Hackers used passwords that had been taken from other websites in an attempt to break into Advantage Card accounts and steal customers' points to spend themselves.


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This type of cyber attack can be successful if people use the same password on multiple websites. Boots said none of its systems was compromised, but suspended payments using the cards while the problem was dealt with. No credit card information had been accessed.

Customers can still earn points when making purchases, and Boots hopes to have point payments back up as soon as possible.

A spokesman confirmed they had written to a small number of our customers to tell them that we have seen fraudulent attempts to access boots.com accounts.

"Our IT security spotted unusual activity on a number of Boots Advantage Card accounts, including attempts to access and spend Advantage Card points," he added.

"These attempts can be successful if people use the same email and password details on multiple accounts.  We would like to reassure our customers that these details were not obtained from Boots.  We are aware that other organisations may be impacted too.

"We are writing to customers if we believe that their account has been affected, and if their Boots Advantage Card points have been used fraudulently we will, of course, replace them.

"We currently believe that this will only affect a tiny percentage of cardholders and we would like to reassure customers that credit card information cannot be accessed. To help protect online accounts we strongly recommend using different passwords for each site used."

Experts suggest using two-factor authentication on accounts, and using a password manager to store different information for different accounts.

Advantage Card holders can visit its website to reset their password.

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ASDA are selling new Absolut passion fruit vodka for the perfect fruity tipple

If you like to get dressed up to the nines on a Friday night and head to a cocktail bar with your friends then it’s more than likely that you love a Pornstar Martini.

The delicious drink is flavoured with tasty passionfruit and now you can get a hit of the good stuff at home.

ASDA is now selling a passion fruit flavoured vodka which will lend a fruity twist to your tipple.

The new Absolut flavour is already on the shelves and costs just £16 for a bottle.

Considering your average cocktail costs around £8 that’s a hefty saving on your passion fruit pleasure.

The tasting notes for the spirit claim it is sweet and should be served with citrus fruits and ice.

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While the sweet treat may be flavoured with fruit the alcohol percentage is still the same strength as regular vodka at 40% ABV.

So go steady on the measures!

Unlike beverages which have been mixes with flavouring, like gin often is, the vodka has been infused and so has retained its strength.

The 70cl bottles will be stocked next to Absolut’s other great flavoured vodkas like Raspberry, Citrus and Kurant.

It’s currently £4 cheaper than the other flavours which come in at £20 a bottle.

The only bottle of Absolute vodka which is cheaper than the passion fruit is their original flavour which costs £15.

If you were to buy an alternative brand, SKKY sells a passion fruit flavoured vodka for £21 at 70cl.

However, if you’re willing to try Glen’s passion fruit and peach flavour that will only cost you £14 at Morrison’s or Tesco.

The Absolut flavour is only available at ASDA and we’d recommend mixing it with lime juice, sugar syrup, and Passoa for the perfect passionfruit martini.

Passoa costs just £12 for 70cl at Sainsbury’s .

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A typical vodka measure contains 64 calories and one unit of alcohol — it’s advised you have no more than 14 units per week, or seven double measures of vodka.

To find your nearest ASDA shop, use their handy Store Locator.

Remember to always drink responsibly; drinkaware.co.uk

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