Huge Good Friday queues at Liverpool supermarkets

There were huge queues at supermarkets across Liverpool on Good Friday as shoppers headed out to stock up for the Easter weekend.

At Asda in Huyton, a massive line of people formed outside this morning, with people standing two metres apart to adhere to the government’s social distancing guidelines.

Liverpool Echo photographer Colin Lane captured big queues at Tesco in Prescot at lunch time where he noted that people were safely spaced apart, and also at Sainsbury’s on East Prescot Road this afternoon.

Queues were also lengthy but people were keeping their distance at Aldi over in Heswall today.

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Shoppers at Sainsbury's on East Prescot Road on Good Friday 2020

With the warm weather continuing over the Easter weekend people have been urged to stay indoors to help save lives and reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

But while many people are now shopping online, others are still heading to stores in order to save online delivery slots for those most vulnerable. Supermarkets including Tesco and Sainsbury's have asked customers who are able to, to shop in stores rather than online, to free up delivery slots for those who can't.

Good Friday queues at Tesco in Prescot today

People are reminded to only shop when they absolutely have to, and only when they need to stock up on essential items including food and medicine.

Before heading to the supermarket, people should ask themselves:

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  • Is it urgent?

  • Will it significantly impact my quality of life or risk my health and well being if I don't have it?

  • Can I buy it online?

  • Will I be putting others at risk by going to buy it?

A guide to all the supermarket opening hours over the Easter weekend can be found here.

Today, the Liverpool ECHO urged readers to stay in this weekend, for the good of our city.

We joined forces with heroic NHS staff and vital health workers, who all asked people to do the right thing and stay indoors, to help ease the pressure they are under and save lives.