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Shoppers Drug Mart is adding an hour for seniors to shop during the COVID-19 pandemic

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Shoppers Drug Mart is thoughtfully adding an extra hour dedicated exclusively to seniors and customers with disabilities.

On Monday, the Canadian retail pharmacy chain announced that the first hour of each day would be dedicated to "customers who need assistance or consideration."

Shoppers Drug Mart will also be offering a discount to seniors who shop during the additional hour.

The decision comes as Canadians continue to clean out shelves in large stores. Hand sanitizer, toilet paper, thermometers, masks and soap are often the first items to fly off the shelves.

By adding an extra hour, vulnerable customers will have exclusive access to these items before the store opens to the general public.

Seniors will also reduce their risk of contracting COVID-19 by shopping when the store is less busy, since social distancing remains one of the best ways to slow the spread of the virus.

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