LIDL is open throughout the week so you can pick up discount groceries and more with "middle of Lidl" offers.

The supermarket still has some Covid rules in place that shoppers must stick to when visiting their local store.

Here's what you need to know when taking a trip to your local Lidl.

When are Lidl stores opening and closing?

Lidl stores typically open from 8am Monday to Saturday, and then close between 9pm and 11pm.

Shops are then usually open from 10am or 11am until 4pm or 5pm on Sundays.

The opening hours vary though, so it's best to double-check these in advance before making the trip.

You can find your nearest one including contact details by using Lidl's store locator tool.

When is the best time to shop there?

Google has a tracker which allows you to see when the peak times are.

If you search for “Lidl” and then click on your nearest store, it will show a bar chart of when the store’s busiest times are.

Usually, the busiest times to go to your local Lidl store are between 8am and 11am.

The quietest times to shop are from 2pm to closing time.

What are the shopping rules for Lidl?

Lidl has no store-wide restrictions in place, but managers are able to bring in limits to their specific shop if they spot customers panic buying.

It comes as bare supermarket shelves have been spotted around the country recently as the lorry driver crisis means not enough deliveries are being made to stores to meet demand.

The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) showed that up to eight million Brits were unable to buy essential food items between September 22 and October 3.

Customers are encouraged to wear face masks while shopping in stores to help prevent the spread of Covid.

At the checkouts there are screens and contactless purchases are encouraged.

Can I order online?

No, Lidl doesn't currently do grocery deliveries so you'll have to head in-store to pick up any food items.

You can order things from the Specialbuy range online though, and that service is free if you're spending over £30 but £3.95 if you're anything short of that.

In October 2019 Lidl did advertise for a Digital Project Manager to head up a "new online platform" and be tasked with "driving online sales".

Yet, a year later, the supermarket was believed to have ditched plans to launch online shopping and delivery in the UK.

Lidl has a new app trick to help skip queues outside stores.

We've also revealed the best time to shop at the supermarket as well as at Aldi, Poundland and B&M to make sure you snap up bargains.

And if you're after extra savings, there are six secrets to bagging ‘yellow sticker’ food from the stores.

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