Shoppers heading out to supermarkets are being faced with long queues in the run-up to Easter.

With opening hours altered over the bank holiday weekend, many customers have had to wait their turn in huge queues just to get in the store.

In recent weeks supermarkets have introduced new measures to help shoppers stay two metres apart in a bid to tackle the spread of coronavirus, including limiting the amount of people allowed inside at any one time.

Some stores have even introduced new perspex screens at their checkouts to help protect workers, as well as shoppers.

Shoppers were queuing right the way to the back of the car park at the Asda store in Swansea
Shoppers queuing to get inside Asda in Swansea on Thursday

Those hoping to do their shop at Asda in Swansea on Thursday faced a queue that stretched from the front entrance right the way to the back of the car park.

Mark Gamson arrived at the store just before noon and was "shocked" to see the size of the queue outside.

He said: "I was shocked. We are in a lockdown yet half of Swansea was there in one place. I think it's disgusting.

"We tried all day to get milk and essential items for my wife's elderly grandparents and couldn't get anywhere near the shop."

Mr Gamson, who used to work at the Asda store, says that he was told by former colleagues that people had queued "for hours" had to be turned away at 7pm before it closed at 8pm.

Meanwhile, shoppers heading to M&S in Llanishen in Cardiff on Good Friday morning also faced a long wait.

The queue stretched right the way through the car park at the retail park.

And, at the same time, many customers took to social media after arriving at the Tesco Extra store in Talbot Green for their Good Friday shop.

A large line of trolleys filled the car park as shoppers seemed to be sticking to social distancing guidance.

Andy Baker stated on Twitter that he had "queued for over an hour" but that once inside the store it "wasn't so bad".

While Sharon Hain said: "A normal Good Friday is bad enough. That's the worst I've seen it."