Allow purchase of alcohol before 10am

It is not possible to order wine or beer along with a food order for delivery or collection from a supermarket before 10am. I think the current legislation needs to be temporarily relaxed in the current circumstances.

Why the contribution is important

Most people enjoy a glass of wine or a beer with a meal and an early pick up or delivery is suitable for many.

by bhonan on May 07, 2020 at 07:11PM

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Average rating: 3.3
Based on: 22 votes


  • Posted by Zurburu May 07, 2020 at 19:23

    Good idea. We need to stagger when we go to the supermarket too. I my wife likes to go early in the morning when it's quiet but can't pick up wine or beer then so I sometimes end up making a separate trip.
  • Posted by scotjs May 07, 2020 at 19:25

    In a time when everyone is already drinking a bit more than they should, and my friend has now been diagnosed with wine-induced gastritis by overdoing it due to her nerves and having nothing better to do, maybe this is a bad idea.

    At the same time, the time restrictions no longer make sense. People can just buy/order alcohol at any time anyway and just save it and drink it during the night, in a time when a lot of our sleeping routines are pretty bad.

    The only reason they made sense before was because of pubs, bars and nights out. Nights out don't exist anymore, currently.

    New and temporary alcohol laws should perhaps be introduced for during this quarantine.

    It does need a review. Everyone is drinking!

    I don't know what the right thing to do is, or the right answer, but it does need a review and consideration, one way or the other, either in favour of relaxed alcohol laws, or more restrictive ones.
  • Posted by DesperateDan May 07, 2020 at 19:28

    I agree with this point but I don't think it should be temporary, it should be permanent, this is the 21st century, not the 19th, too many antiquated laws in this country and too many busy bodies trying to tell other people what they should be doing and how to live their lives
  • Posted by Mimi May 07, 2020 at 19:34

    I think that changing the time should be considered. As someone has already commented this can allow people to stagger their shopping time. Queues are especially long at 10am.
  • Posted by lcraik May 07, 2020 at 19:41

    Ok but raise the age limit it >21
  • Posted by lmg1612 May 07, 2020 at 20:41

    I'm not a drinker, and always shop early. It seems crazy for people to do a shop then have to go back later for beer or whatever.
  • Posted by Billy51 May 07, 2020 at 21:51

    Good idea. Very little difference between 9.59am and 10.01 am. Why restrict people for two minutes? I was in the supermarket and a customer at the check out was told by the staff member to walk round the store again with her alcohol, then rejoin the queue which prevented another customer entering the store.
  • Posted by Any1 May 08, 2020 at 01:59

    This is just a bad idea! We have a bad relationship with alcohol anyway.
  • Posted by Mitzee May 08, 2020 at 03:02

    Agreed , a lot of the vulnerable and NHS shopping times are early in the morning which results in not being able to purchase wine or beer ect with their shopping.
  • Posted by Donniebabs May 08, 2020 at 06:56

    Agree restriction should be lifted. Supermarkets always busier after 10 o’clock.
    I like to be home by 10 o’clock after my weekly shop.
  • Posted by GraemeN May 08, 2020 at 07:40

    While this would make life easier for many of us, restrictions on alcohol sales is a small tool that can help others keep a lid on their alcohol consumption. We have to take decisions that work for society as a whole, even if they are not always easiest for individuals.
  • Posted by PeterFin May 08, 2020 at 09:41

    This would assist in minimising trips to the supermarket. I have been trying to go first thing whilst the supermarkets are quietest just after opening. Doorman at Tesco other day commented that the 10.00 time causes a daily peak in customers queuing at that time for alcohol sales to commence.
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