To our valued Lidl customers

During these challenging times, we all need to make sure we’re doing our bit to help keep ourselves and others safe. With this in mind, we’ve put together a few things to remember the next time you visit one of our Lidl stores.



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Busy store times

Traffic Lights

To help you plan your next store visit, we’ve put a traffic light system in place so you can find the quietest time to shop. Of course some stores will vary slightly, and make sure you check your local store opening hours too.

Customer Information


Wearing a face covering in store

Our Customers 

Wearing a face covering in our stores is mandatory in Scotland, England and Wales in line with government regulations, to help keep everyone safe.

A member of security may remind customers of the requirement to wear a face covering in our stores. However, we understand that some customers are exempt from doing so*.

Forgotten your mask? Don’t worry, these are available to pick up at the entrance of our stores, to then purchase at the till when you complete your shop.

A gentle reminder, when purchasing age-restricted products, you may be asked to temporarily remove your face covering by store colleagues to verify your age.

Our Colleagues 

We have provided face coverings to our colleagues who will wear these when working on the shop floor, and where necessary when working behind a screen.

*Exemptions apply

Exemptions may apply for customers and colleagues. For a full list of exemptions and guidance on face coverings, please click on the following links:

For customers in Scotland please see here,

For customers in England please see here,

For customers in Wales please see here.


Changes to our bakery

Whilst we always urge customers to use the tongs provided in our bakery, as a temporary measure, you’ll also notice there are disposable gloves for you to use in order to bag loose items yourself, safely. We're continuing to monitor this area of our store, and will change the way we’re doing things if necessary.

Contactless Payment

Increased contactless payment limit – now £45

We’ve increased the contactless payment limit in all of our stores, from £30 to £45.

Please pay safely using contactless whenever possible, or card payments for transactions over £45 .

Contactless Payment

Checkout protection screens

We have installed cough and sneeze proof screens at each of our checkouts, to help protect both our store teams and you, our customers.

Protective visors

The next time you visit us in store, you’ll notice some of our colleagues on the shop floor who are exempt* from wearing a face covering may be wearing a visor. 

Hand washing

Wash your hands

Wash your hands often and avoid contact with your eyes, nose and mouth.

Trolley cleaning station

Trolley cleaning stations

The next time you shop with us, you’ll notice we’ve put trolley and basket cleaning stations in place, along with antiviral disinfectant and hand sanitiser for sanitising your hands. We’d like to ask you to please clean your basket or trolley before you start your shop. This will help ensure we keep you and our team members as safe as we can.

Trolley cleaning station

Our stores are replenished every day

Our stores are being replenished every day. That item you want to buy ‘just in case’, might be essential for someone more vulnerable who can’t visit the store multiple times.


Covid-19 symptoms

If you have any of the following symptoms, please do not visit our stores:


  1. New and continuous cough
  2. High temperature
  3. Loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell

​​​​​​Touching products in store 

Where possible, handle only what you intend to buy.


Social distancing in store 

Maintain social distancing and keep yourself a safe distance away from other customers and from our colleagues, including when queueing at our checkouts.


Where necessary, we will manage the volume of customers entering our stores at any one time to enable social distancing.


Wherever possible, try to shop alone to reduce the wait for other customers.


Got a query for us?

Type it into our FAQs page and we’ll try and help.

Supporting those who need a helping hand

We are committed to providing a safe and positive shopping experience for all, and understand that certain measures we currently have in place to support social distancing may present challenges for some of our customers.


We pride ourselves on forming close connections with you, our customers, and our store teams regularly provide additional support for individuals that we serve on a regular basis. 


Should you require any extra assistance, the following support is available: 


- An assistance bell is located at the entrance of stores, and a member of the team will provide further assistance when the bell is rung. 


- If there is a queue at the entrance of the store and you have difficulty queuing, make yourself known to the security guard or member of the team at the front who will give you priority entry. 


- Our teams will take the opportunity to explain any changes that have taken place in store and ensure that you are aware of new facilities such as our cleaning station, providing support where required. 


- We have communication materials around the store in large font, detailing changes in place, and we have introduced customer information audio announcements, which include social distancing awareness. 


- Whilst we are encouraging customers to shop on their own where possible, if you require assistance with your shopping you may be accompanied by someone that can support you. This also applies to single parent families and their children. 


- If you are unable to complete your shopping whilst adhering to the social distancing measures we have in place, a member of the team will safely support you in doing so.


- If you require any further assistance, please speak directly to a member of the team who will be happy to help. 

a little kindness goes a long way

Be nice to other customers and store teams – after all, we’re together in this. A little kindness goes a long way during these difficult times.

Watch the video from DEFRA below, thanking the nation’s #FoodHeroes

A thank you to our staff

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