Aldi has announced changes to its trading hours in response to COVID-19, including two days of closures to give hardworking staff a break.
From April 6, the supermarket chain will temporarily extend its trading hours, being open from 8.30am to 7pm, unless other state and local trading restrictions apply.
All stores across the country will also be closed on Good Friday on April 10 and Easter Sunday on April 12 ‘to give our team members a well-deserved break’.
‘Our employees, Australian business partners and transport operators have been working incredibly hard to deliver more products than ever into stores each day,’ the company said in a statement on Friday.
Aldi has announced it will open an hour earlier from Monday April 6 to accommodate the needs of shoppers amid the pandemic
‘To allow them time to stock shelves and perform a thorough clean of the store for the next day, we have decided to temporarily change our trading hours.
‘We want to let you know that there is more than enough food to go around; we just need your patience and support.’
The company said it would ‘continue to re-evaluate these hours on a weekly basis and communicate the decision to either uphold these hours or return to normal trading hours’.
It said the closures will allow staff to spend time with their family and for stores to be cleaned and re-stocked.
Aldi stores are normally open from 9.30 am until 7pm.
Customers are urged to remain 1.5 metres apart at all times and use contactless payments if possible.
Shoppers cram into Aldi in Kellyville to stock up on supplies, flouting the 1.5 metre social distancing measures