This is an important message about supermarkets and when they will be open during Easter.

Easter is a four day holiday. Easter starts tomorrow, Friday 10 April, and finishes at the end of Monday 13 April.

Usually, supermarkets are not allowed to open on Friday and Sunday during Easter. This year, the government has changed the rules so that some supermarkets can open on Sunday.

This means:

  • All supermarkets will be closed on Friday 10 April
  • All supermarkets will be open as usual on Saturday 11 April
  • Most supermarkets will be open on Sunday 12 April
  • Most supermarkets will be open on Monday 13 April
  • All supermarkets will be open as usual on Tuesday 14 April

You can contact your local supermarket to find out if it will be open on Sunday 12 April. Some rural supermarkets may also be closed on Monday 13 April.

Even though all the supermarkets will be closed on Friday 10 April, you can still go and buy food and other things you need on other days. If you need to buy more food so that you have enough for the weekend, you can go today, or ask someone you trust to go for you.

Most supermarkets will only be closed for one day, so you won’t have to wait long before they are open again. If you already have enough food at home, it is a good idea to wait and go later, so that other people can get what they need today.

Remember, if you are at the supermarket or waiting to go in and you see people you do not live with, even if you know them, you need to stay two metres away from them. Two metres is about the length of two supermarket trollies.

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