We are glad to say that our offer is full of seasonal delights, and we have a bountiful and abundant range as normal. There are no limitations on purchases. Big thanks to customers for the support and appreciation we’ve been shown as we’ve navigated this challenging time. Take care.
What we’re doing differently
Numbers are still strictly regulated to allow everyone space.
The first 30 minutes of each day (Monday to Saturday) are reserved for 70+ and high risk customers. At all times of day, NHS staff, care workers & anyone who will struggle with a wait are given priority entry. Just speak to the co-op member at the door.
The shop is cleaned frequently throughout the day using an alcohol-based disinfectant. Hand and trolley sanitiser is available at the door.
We now open on Mondays to help spread out shopping trips and keep a good amount of space and peace on the shopfloor. Monday is still our quietest day, come on down!
Scroll down for bike delivery options.
We Are Open Mondays So You Can Shop With Us 7 Days a Week
We are now open on Mondays, to help spread out shopping trips and keep some space and peace on the shop floor. Mondays are still pretty quiet so it’s a great day to shop if you are in the area. We do want to have our Mondays back one day for all the behind the scenes work we usually use it for… it’s not a forever change! If you were using Timed Entry Booking on Mondays please note we have paused this service as demand has significantly reduced over time.
Shop & Drop for shielders
For people who are shielding or unable to get out for other reasons, we have helped subsidise a temporary Shop & Drop service from Chorlton Bike Deliveries co-operative. So if you live within 3 miles of the shop, you can get your shopping done and delivered! This is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until the end of March 2021. You just send them a shopping list (at least a day in advance), with your preferred delivery day, your phone number and address to firstname.lastname@example.org (please contact them directly rather than us, as they are running the scheme). Capacity is limited, but they will do their best to help people who need it. The service does not incur a charge but you are welcome to make a donation to CBD if you would like. Most of their work is carried out in volunteer time.
Opening Hours & Entry
The first 30 mins of each day (apart from Sunday) are reserved for high-risk shoppers. NHS staff and care workers can shop during our regular hours, just come to the front of the queue to avoid a wait.
What we’re asking of you
Please wear a face covering when you’re in the shop. Equally, we ask that compassion be shown to customers who are not able to wear one. The government’s list of exemptions can be found here.
Once you’re in the shop, please move through as quickly as you can and if at all possible, pay by card. We ask that you try and respect social distancing, both inside & outside the shop (2 metres = 2 shopping trollies). Please follow NHS advice on self-isolating, and do not come to the shop if you are unwell.
Looking after each other
If you know of elderly or vulnerable people in our community, please think about whether you can offer to help them out with shopping or other essential needs. If you have time to shop for a neighbour but don’t have transport – see above for Monday bike deliveries.
Lots of local support groups have sprung up to meet new needs. There’s a good list of Chorlton groups providing support on a street by street basis here. Plus The Co-op has collated lots of new and existing community organisations in the area on this page.
The city council has also set up a hub to support Manchester’s most vulnerable people, and help them cope with the impacts of the pandemic.
They can help you if you are:
- over the age of 70, are self isolating and have no support network,
- if you have received a letter from the NHS advising you are high risk, or
- you are medically vulnerable according to the government criteria.
Help is also available for other reasons, for example if you are a carer, care leaver or young carer. Call the council’s Community Response team on 0800 234 6123.