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Lidl to hold Autism Quiet Evenings at all Northern Ireland stores

The initiative is set to be fully rolled out in May

German supermarket Lidl are set to hold Autism Aware Quiet Evenings at all of their Northern Ireland stores.

The move follows succesful trials last year and the company will now implement the policy across all 194 of their stores in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Lidl's new initiative is set to begin on April 2nd and take place every Tuesday between 6pm and 8pm.

The full roll out is expected to be completed across all stores in May.

To make the store more welcome to people dealing with Autism there will be reduced lighting, no in-store announcements, no music, priority queueing for customers dealing with autism as well as - extra assistance upon request, till scan sounds lowered and Autism assistance dogs will be welcome.

A Lidl spokesperson said they had been working with Autism charities to ensure the new initiative is succesful.

"We’ve been working with charities to ensure the evenings fit customer’s needs but we're calling out to registered Irish autism charities to get in touch, if you would like to promote your work and raise awareness of autism by speaking with customers at stores nationwide during the Autism Aware Quiet Evenings.

"Any charities interested please email for full details."

For an up to date list of stores and roll-out dates, please visit

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