Sainsbury’s stopped selling fireworks in 2019 and has now confirmed its decision to keep the ban in place. The supermarket chain has encouraged other retailers to follow suit as Aldi and Tesco issued updates this week.
“You can continue to choose from a range of seasonal products, such as glow sticks and light-up spinning wands.”
Customers reacted to the positive news on social media.
However, other supermarkets such as Aldi, Asda and Tesco have said they won’t follow suit.
Aldi announced this week it will continue to sell fireworks.
The retailer, however, reminded the importance of pets’ wellbeing and how to keep them safe during Bonfire Night and added they have increased the number of low noise options which shoppers can find under the label “volume rating”.
Asda also said it will continue to sell fireworks in all its stores across the UK.
However, it has introduced a new “low noise” range in order to protect animals. Asda will then be offering both traditional fireworks and “low noise” options.
Supermarket Lidl will also be selling fireworks in all stores from Friday.
Under current laws, those who want to buy fireworks this year have to be 18 years old.
Fireworks can’t be set off between 11pm and 7am, except on certain occasions.
During Bonfire Night, fireworks are allowed until midnight while on New Year’s Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year it’s until 1am.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan also confirmed this week the London New Years’ Eve fireworks will be cancelled for the second year.