April 9, 2020 1.35 pm This story is over 48 months old

People stocking up for Easter wait hours in supermarket queues

More frustration for shoppers

Lincoln shoppers spent hours queuing to get into Sainsbury’s on Thursday morning as people rushed to get more supplies during the coronavirus lockdown ahead of the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

The car park was rather full and people were complaining of long queues at the supermarket on Tritton Road during the morning of Thursday, April 9.

Jacky Denton said in The Lincolnite’s ‘Coronavirus Lockdown in Lincoln’ group shortly after 11.30am that inside the supermarket “was fine,” but there were queues down the road when she left.

Toni-ann Young had planned to go to Sainsbury’s, but after seeing the queue she tried Morrisons. That proved just as problematic so she went to Waitrose instead.

A long queue at Sainsbury’s in Lincoln. Photo: Keith W

Last month Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined shopping for basic necessities as one of four reasons people could leave their homes.

Restrictions on certain products were put in place across all supermarkets after people stockpiled items including toilet roll and hand sanitiser.

The car park at Sainsbury’s on the morning of April 9, 2020. Photo: Keith W

Long queues were also spotted at shops including the Lincolnshire Co-op store in Birchwood.

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