Accessing food & essential supplies

Food shopping
If you’re able to leave your home and are not self-isolating. Supermarkets and other food retailers remain open and you can shop for food and other essentials in person unless you are self-isolating.
Supermarkets have increased the number of delivery slots available in order to meet demand during the pandemic. They are continuing to work with government to prioritise access to online delivery slots for the vulnerable, and are disinfecting trolleys and baskets to protect you.
If you need to go to the supermarket, you should:
Shop alone where possible, as this will reduce the number of contact points between people
Follow social distancing guidance in store – this means staying more than 2 metres from people you don’t live with (unless you have formed a support or childcare bubble with them)
Wash your hands before and after visiting stores
Wear a face covering over both your nose and mouth at all times, unless you have an exemption
Follow markings and advice in stores
Try to plan what your household and anyone you are supporting needs for a number of days ahead so that your trips to buy food and essentials are as infrequent as possible
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