Morrisons is to introduce an NHS hour at the beginning of every day (apart from Sunday) so that NHS workers can stock up on the products they need.

Many NHS staff have said that they cannot buy the products they need at the beginning or the end of their shift as supermarkets have seen unprecedented demand.

The new hour will be from 7am-8am and a Morrisons colleague will be on the door to let staff with an NHS badge in.

Opening hours for other customers will move from 8am to 8pm from Monday to Saturday. Sundays will continue to have six hours of trading in line with Sunday trading rules.

David Potts, Chief Executive of Morrisons, said: "Staff in the NHS are facing into an unprecedented challenge and we're doing our bit to help them buy their groceries.

"We've seen some nurses and doctors struggling to find what they need and so we're responding with dedicated time for them to shop. The core purpose of our organisation, all 96,537 of us, is to play our full part in feeding the nation, it's more than our job.”


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