Monday, May 25 is a bank holiday, meaning may of us will have a three day weekend to enjoy in the sun. The bank holidays also means shops may have reduced opening hours, with supermarkets often shutting early for the occasion. This bank holiday may feel a bit strange for many, as lockdown conditions are still in place across the UK due to the spread of coronavirus.
Some measures have been relaxed slightly, with Brits allowed to travel to parks and beaches and unlimited trips outside for exercise now permitted.
When outside social distancing guidelines need to be adhered to, meaning a two-metre distance from anyone from another household.
Sunny weather is on the forecast for this bank holiday, so Brits fancying a barbecue or summer drink in their back garden are in luck.
If you need to grab a few extra sausages or grab some ice cream – you’ll need to be aware of the bank holiday opening hours.
Restrictions are still in place for those looking to shop at Sainsbury’s, with limits on certain items and social distancing enforced nationwide.
Only one member of the household is permitted to shop at a time, and customers must keep a two-metre distance from one another in-store.
For elderly and vulnerable customers, we offer dedicated shopping hours between 8am and 9am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Sainsbury’s are also asking customers to pay by card where possible. If you would like to pay by cash, please use the self-service tills.
When are the bank holiday dates for 2020?
Upcoming bank holidays for England and Wales. Dates in Scotland and Northern Ireland vary.
- Monday, May 25 (Spring Bank Holiday)
- Monday, August 31 (Summer Bank Holiday)
- Friday, December 25 (Christmas Day)
- Monday, December 28 (substitute Boxing Day)