Which Sunderland shops will be open on the day of Queen Elizabeth II's funeral? Latest from Asda, Tesco, Lidl, Aldi, Primark , Sainsbury's, Morrisons and more
Shops across Sunderland and beyond are adjusting their opening hours for Her Majesty the Queen’s funeral on Monday, September 19.
Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, September 8, it was confirmed that a bank holiday would take place to coincide with the Queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey.
While the Government advised that there was "no obligation to suspend business" many have announced closures or adjusted opening hours for Monday.
Please see some of the latest updates below:
All Aldi stores across the UK will remain closed on the day of the funeral.
Asda has said it will keep all stores closed until 5pm to allow employees to watch the funeral.
Once reopened, stores will remain open until their regular closing times.
Meanwhile, delivery slots will also not be available for the full day.
The Bridges Shopping Centre
Issuing a statement on Sunday, September 18 on social media, the centre said: “Bridges Shopping Centre would like to pay respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and offer our sincere condolences to the Royal Family.
"We have consulted with all our tenants who have notified us that as a mark of respect they all intend to close on Monday, September 19.
"As such, the centre will be closed along with our roo top car park. The multi-storey car park will remain open. We look forward to welcoming our customers back on Tuesday, September 20.”
As a mark of respect towards Queen Elizabeth II, Co-Op stores will also be closing all stores across the UK for the full day.
All Iceland stores across the country will stay closed throughout the day.
Much like their budget counterpart, Lidl have confirmed all their stores across England, Scotland and Wales will be closed throughout Monday, September 19.
Marks & Spencer
The popular retailer has said it will close stores for the day of the funeral and halt customers deliveries to allow employees to pay their respects.
Morrisons has said all its UK supermarkets will close on the day of the funeral. Any accompanying petrol stations will reopen at 5pm.
The company has confirmed that supermarkets will shut on the day of the funeral.
Delivery and collection services will also be cancelled with any pending slots able to be rescheduled.
Tesco will be closing the majority of its stores across the UK including superstores across Sunderland all day on the day of the funeral.
The company has also confirmed that smaller Express stores will be open from 5pm until their usual closing time.
The company is also keeping select Express stores open in Central London and Windsor for those in the area to celebrate the Queen’s life.
Franchise stores at travel locations such as airports and in public service sites such as hospitals are likely to remain open.
Elsewhere, other retailers including Currys and Toolstation have confirmed they will remain closed to honour the Queen.
Primark has also announced plans to keep stores across the UK closed so staff can pay their respects, while John Lewis and Argos confirmed their UK stores will be closed.