Updated: Zehrs And Shoppers Drug Mart Will Have Dedicated Shopping Times For People AT Higher Risk Of Catching Coronavirus

Update 4:
Add FreshCo and Food Basics to the list. Both stores say the special shopping hour will be available at many of their locations. FreshCo seems to have already started based on the one closest to where we live, and Food Basics will be starting on the morning of March 23rd. As always, call your store for details.

Update 3:
Waterloo Taxi has announced they’ll be offering free rides on certain days to and from stores offering the special hours.

The free rides will be available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – between 6:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. – to stores offering the extra hour.
You can book a ride by calling 519-888-7777 or 519-886-1200.

Update 2:
Walmart says they’ll also be doing this, but details are light.

Update:
This article from CTV has a rundown of more stores across Canada that are offering special hours. As with the ones below, check with your local location because participation and hours may vary.

Original:
Good news. If you’re old and/or disabled and can get up early, some stores are looking to help you get your daily shopping done before things get too crazy and dirty each day.

Starting this week, Shoppers Drug Mart is dedicating the first opening hour of shopping at our stores to our customers who need assistance or consideration, including seniors and people living with disabilities.

We encourage you to check with your local store to confirm operating hours. Shoppers Drug Mart will also offer the 20% Seniors Day discount on regular priced items for the first hour each day every day. This is in addition to Seniors Days each Thursday.

Zehrs is offering a similar service at many of its stores as well. As with Shoppers, they’re recommending that you check with your nearest location to confirm if and when they’re participating.

Hopefully other stores will be able to offer the same thing. If we hear of any more, we’ll let you know.

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