Aldi, Lidl and Morrisons to close ALL stores on Easter Sunday
ALDI, Lidl and Morrisons are to close all their supermarkets on Easter Sunday in England and Wales.
Lidl and Waitrose will also close their stores, but Tesco and Sainsbury's will have smaller stores open.
Big shops in England and Wales are not allowed to open on Easter Sunday, by law.
Just like last year, shops over 280 square metres must close for business.
We explain what shops are doing this Easter weekend.
Most supermarkets will close most of their stores, if not all, in England and Wales, while many remain open in Scotland.
Which shops are open and closed on Easter Sunday?
HERE’S a list of which stores are closed over Easter Sunday, in England and Wales, and which ones will remain open:
- Tesco Express stores (all others remain shut)
- Sainsbury's Local stores (all supermarkets remain shut)
- Some Asda stores will remain open in England
Here's what you need to know about which shops will remain open, and which ones will close:
Asda – closed
Asda has confirmed to The Sun that nearly all of its stores will be closed on Easter Sunday.
Asda said some of its stores in England will remain open but has yet to confirm which ones.
Last year, the supermarket did the same and reopened the majority of its stores the following day between 8am and 8pm.
You can check where your local Asda store is here, as opening times differ.
Asda hasn't confirmed whether it will be keeping stores open in Scotland, but we will update you when we know more.
Aldi – closed
Aldi says it will be closing all of its stores on Easter Sunday.
On Easter Monday, stores will reopen but opening hours will be shorter than usual, closing at 8pm instead of 10pm.
You can check where your local Aldi is using the supermarket’s store locator tool on its website.
However, the supermarket's 96 Scottish stores will remain open on Easter Sunday.
Lidl – closed
Lidl won’t be open on Easter Sunday in England and Wales.
But stores will remain open as normal in Scotland.
You can check where your nearest Lidl is on the supermarket’s website.
Morrisons – closed
On Easter Sunday, Morrisons will be closing all of its stores in England and Wales.
You’ll still be able to fuel up though – petrol filling stations will be open from 7am to 9pm.
In Scotland, Morrisons’ supermarkets will remain open as usual.
Stores open around 7am and close at 10pm, although this will vary so it’s best to use Morrisons’ store checker to see when your local branch will open.
Tesco – majority closed
Tesco Extras Superstores and Metro stores will be closed in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on Easter Sunday.
However, Express stores will be open during usual hours.
Tesco Express stores usually open at around 7am and close at 11pm – but this will vary, so it's best to check ahead with your local Tesco store, which you can find here.
In Scotland, all of Tesco’s stores will remain open during the usual hours.
For stores that aren't open 24 hours, opening times are typically 6am or 7am until 10pm or 11pm.
Waitrose – closed
Waitrose has confirmed to The Sun that all shops in England and Wales will be closed on Easter Sunday.
The store hasn’t yet confirmed what the opening times for its shops in Scotland will be, but we will update you as soon as we know more.
Sainsbury’s – majority closed
On Easter Sunday, Sainsbury’s will be closing its supermarkets in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
However, the vast majority of its local stores will be open from 7am to 11pm.
This might vary though, so it’s best to check in with your local store using the supermarket’s store locator tool on its website.
We’ve asked what time stores in Scotland will be opening and we will update you as soon as we know more.
M&S will be closing the majority of its stores on Easter Sunday.
However, some will remain open – but the retailer has yet to confirm which ones.
We’ve asked M&S for more details and we will update you as soon as we know more.
You can check if your local store is open using the shop's online store locator tool.
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