Supermarket giant Morrisons to offer next-day delivery to the elderly and vulnerable who order over the phone

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.”

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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. 

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