Morrisons has found an even quicker way to get essential food items to people who are unable to leave the house to shop.
The supermarket chain has joined forces with delivery company Deliveroo, whose riders will work out of 130 Morrisons stores across the UK.
Stoke-on-Trent is one of the areas that will be covered by the new service when it starts today, with one in four households across the UK due to be within a catchment area.
Customers can choose from a selection of 70 items, which will include bread, potatoes, tinned tomatoes and minced beef.
All items will be exactly the same price as Morrisons stores, but there will be a £4.99 delivery charge. This charge may be lower for people who have signed up for Deliveroo Plus.
Morrisons Chief Executive David Potts said: “Our partnership with Deliveroo will help us to continue to play our full part in feeding the nation. It’s a great combination of traditional and modern methods and it will provide more vulnerable people with the opportunity to receive their home delivery.”
The new service will run for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic and it is hoped it will help people who have been unable to secure a home delivery slot.
All deliveries will be contact-free to ensure safety with Deliveroo riders leaving the deliveries at customers’ doors to collect, minimising person-to-person contact.
Ajay Lakhwani, Vice President of New Business at Deliveroo, said: “With families and vulnerable people in isolation, it is more important than ever that we make sure they have access to the essential household items they need.
“During this worrying period we want to play our role in making sure people have access to a range of items, in particular the vulnerable who cannot leave their homes. ”
Orders can be placed through the Deliveroo website, with the Morrisons delivery service set to be available before the end of the day today.