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wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
25-Apr-2020 10:51 Message #4777890
Tumbled if the police tried to arrest me for shopping in M&S instead of the local spar then I'd kick up a fuss, if they tried to stop me shopping in any of the shops I go to for food and household items, when you've got as many allergies as me having the same brands is a nessecity not a fancy.
tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
25-Apr-2020 10:59 Message #4777892
It's more the bus journey in......Around here, and probably in most places, the police have gone power crazy.....

The buses normally are every 12 minutes during the day.....except sunday....but now they are only every half hour, with notices up saying for essential travel only.....

The town visit could be essential.....but if it wasn't, I'd feel guilty......I used to use the Library as well.....and Iceland....and the pound shop......and a few others.....
wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
25-Apr-2020 11:06 Message #4777894
Lack of libraries is doing my head in too, but I wouldn't feel guilty about going places you need to go.
FirmButFair-TrollPatrol  Male  North Yorkshire
25-Apr-2020 12:01 Message #4777904
The police around here are getting it right. driving through the parks and areas where people are likely to gather and just ensuring they keep apart from other families. I'm out driving for a few hours every day and I've not experienced any problems although I'm aware of the police presence. I'm sure if I had a couple if kids in the car and heading towards a popular area they might ask why and quite rightly so.
tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
25-Apr-2020 12:16 Message #4777906
In reality, I expect it's the same here really.......I've not been stopped or questioned....

It's a bit like normal.....Some people complain about being stopped/searched/questioned all the time.....but they often draw attention to themselves.....Sometimes things like blacked out windows in the car, some rap booming out, the smell of funny fags.......Then they complain 'Why me?'
Topaz53  Female  Northamptonshire
25-Apr-2020 12:30 Message #4777911
I've seen police "hovering" around Asda, probably waiting to catch someone with a packet of polos that's not essential.

It's difficult for me to shop for vulnerable people as the queues ate horrendous and standing in one position causes serious pain.

Unlike the NHS our "valid" ID doesn't seem to count, yet we are helping feed others, not ourselves.
twinkle2  Female  Hertfordshire
26-Apr-2020 10:55 Message #4778018
The quietest times to go to the supermarket are, according to the papers -
Asda - Monday and Friday are usually the busiest days at Asda, according to the data.
The peak time on Mondays lasts longer than other days of the week, and people should expect to wait up to 25 minutes on this day between 11am and 8pm.
Saturdays are also considerably busier than Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. The peak waiting time (20 minutes) on Saturdays is between 12pm and 4pm.

Sainsburys - Wednesdays seem to be the quietest day to shop at Sainsbury's supermarkets, with 6pm being the only busy time on this day.
While Saturday - as expected - tends to be busier compared to other days, with shoppers expected to wait up to 25 minutes any time between 12pm and 5pm.
Fridays are also busy, when customers can wait up to 20 minutes any time between 10am and 6pm.

Tesco - Tesco Metro, Express and superstores are considerably busy on Monday afternoons.
The quietest times on weekdays are before 12pm and after 5pm.
Saturdays tend to be busier than other days of the week, especially between the hours 1pm and 5pm, when the wait time can last for up to 20 minutes.

Aldi - Aldi stores tend to be quieter on weekdays compared to weekends.
Shoppers wanting to go in and out quickly should avoid visiting their local branch at 3pm on Sundays, when Aldi stores are their busiest and people can expect to wait up to 25 minutes.
The majority of stores are quieter before 9am and after 9pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Morrisons - Morrisons stores are at their busiest on Saturdays around midday, when shoppers can wait up to 30 minutes.
Fridays are also busy between the hours 12pm and 2pm, while Wednesday tends to be the quietest day.
HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire
30-Apr-2020 08:45 Message #4778497
Good info twinkle.

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