Supermarket giant Morrisons has launched a next-day delivering service for the elderly and vulnerable.
The service – announced today – means that people who are self-isolating, the elderly and vulnerable who are not able to visit a shop can call in their order and have it delivered the next day.
It is one of a number of measures that are being introduced in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Shoppers are able to choose from a ‘takeaway’ menu of 47 essential groceries with options including milk, butter, eggs, potatoes, pasta, bananas, cornflakes and flour.
The can also pay for delivery on their doorstep via a mobile chip and pin device and can also refuse an item if it is not the specific one ordered.
David Potts, Morrisons chief executive said: “We are playing our full part in feeding the nation and ensuring those that are most in need can receive a delivery from a familiar face at Morrisons.
“This new telephone service will ensure that more people who can’t leave their home to go shopping will be able to get a delivery.”
The Morrisons Community Champions will also be identifying customers who need support and offering it on a postcard through their door.
Customers can then call if they need their shopping delivered.
Customers who wish to place an order should phone 0345 611 6111 and select option five.