With staples such as toilet paper and milk flying off shelves due to panic buying amid coronavirus fears, several grocery store chains across the region have been reserving shopping time for seniors and the more vulnerable to ensure they can get the items they need – in a safe manner.
Here’s a list of stores and their specific designated hours:
- Quality Foods is open two hours early each day (7 a.m. – 9 a.m.) before the general public.
- Country Grocer will be open one hour early each day (7 a.m. – 8 a.m.) before the general public.
- Shoppers Drug Mart had dedicated their first opening hour of each day or seniors and vulnerable community members to do their shopping – check their website for specific store hours.
- Costco Langford will be open early on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. for seniors (60+) and those with disabilities.
- Save-On-Foods stores will open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to everyone, while the hour from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. is being dedicated to senior shoppers, those with disabilities or who are vulnerable.
- Superstore locations will dedicate 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. to customers who fall under that category.
- Whole Foods will give customers 60 and older to shop without the general public for the first hour.
- Red Barn Market locations will allow seniors and immune-compromised people to have an hour, from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. to shop freely without the pressure of the general public.
As the situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, more and more companies have been changing their policies and the way they conduct business.
We will be updating this list regularly to reflect these changes.
If you know any businesses not mentioned this list, let us know in the comment section below!