Four changes at Aldi including providing masks for all staff and extra help for vulnerable shoppers

ALDI has announced four new measures to help shoppers and suppliers during the coronavirus lockdown.

The supermarket is now offering face masks to its workers in a bid to protect them from catching any illnesses from customers.

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The other new measures include:

– A voucher scheme for volunteers after the outbreak saw communities across the world join together and help vulnerable people during the crisis.
– Increased orders on meat produce from farmers.
– An agreement to sell 200,000 flowers from a horticultural firm.

The vouchers are available in denominations of £5 and £10 and can be purchased online, with no additional costs to customers for postage.

Suppliers and firms are also fearing for their future after restaurants, bars, cafes, venues and non-essential shops were forced to close by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in March.

To help their partners, Aldi has agreed to buy additional volumes of British beef to support farmers faced with surplus product due to closures of restaurants and catering businesses.

It is also helping horticultural suppliers by increasing orders of Spring plants that would otherwise be disposed of because of the closure of their normal routes to market.

Lovania Nurseries, who have worked with Aldi for more than 20 years, has received an order for 200,000 Spring Perennials.

The four new changes are some of many schemes the shop has launched since the country entered lockdown over a month ago.

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It has launched a £24.99 box of essentials for vulnerable people who are finding it difficult to get out to shops.

Emergency service workers also have priority access to the store whatever time they need to shop.

It’s also launched a traffic light system so that shoppers know when the best and worst times to shop are.

It comes as MoneySavingExpert has revealed when supermarket slots are released.

Several shops have also started reopening branches after the lockdown was imposed a month ago.

We've also compiled a list of Aldi's latest shopping hours and online home delivery options.

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