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.

Customer Information

Increased contactless payment limit - £100

We continue to ask you to pay safely using contactless whenever possible, and the limit has now increased from £45 to £100, helping you to continue to pay quickly and safely when you shop with us. 

Wearing a face covering in store

Our Customers

As of the 30th of November 2021 wearing a face covering in our stores is mandatory 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*.

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 

In accordance with government guidelines, our colleagues will be wearing face coverings when working on all areas of the shop floor.

Exemption Lanyards

You’ll notice some of our colleagues on the shop floor who are exempt* from wearing a face covering will be wearing an exemption lanyard.

*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 England please see here.

For customers in Scotland please see here.

For customers in Wales please see here.

Checkout protection screens

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

Trolley cleaning stations

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.

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


For further information on symptoms of COVID-19 visit the NHS website 

Social distancing in store 

As per recent government announcements, social distancing restrictions have been removed in England however we ask customers to continue to be respectful of other customers and our colleagues who may continue to observe social distancing.

Within Scotland and Wales, we ask customers to continue to 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.

A thank you to our staff

Lidl Thank You