PUBLISHED: 07:50, Mon, Nov 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:26, Mon, Nov 2, 2020
Supermarkets are classed as essential shops which means they will stay open for shoppers during the second national lockdown. However over the past few months, many customers have turned to online shopping whether that be because they are isolating or because they don’t want to travel to a supermarket. With the UK heading into a second lockdown for one month, supermarkets have updated their delivery information and rules.
During the last lockdown, food stores introduced a range of new measures and delivery slots were prioritised for the elderly and vulnerable.
As the UK prepares for a second lockdown, what are the latest rules on getting a delivery from your chosen supermarket?
Tesco has updated its delivery service to help more customers get a delivery slot.
Shoppers can opt for a standard home delivery, which is available seven days a week.
However, customers can also now choose a Click & Collect option, where slots have been increased to make sure customers can get the food they need.
In an email sent to customers, CEO for Tesco in the UK and Ireland Jason Tarry said: “Since the start of the pandemic, we have more than doubled the number of home delivery and Click & Collect slots to 1.5 million each week.
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“This is to help anyone who is unable to shop in store - especially our more vulnerable customers - to access our online service.”
The supermarket giant is also urging customers to still shop in stores if they are able to do so, which will free up a vast amount of delivery slots for those who need it.
The email continued: “There is still high demand for our online service, and we would encourage people who are able to shop in store to do so, where we have a number of safety measures in place.”
For those travelling to their local Tesco store, they should adhere to the social distancing guidelines and wear a face covering.
Hand sanitiser stations are also placed at the entrance of stores as well as a disinfectant spray to encourage shoppers to wipe down their basket and trolley upon entering a store.
In all Tesco Extras, Superstores and Metros, vulnerable and elderly customers are eligible for a priority shopping hour which is every Wednesday and Sunday between 9am and 10am.
NHS, emergency services and care workers also have priority access to the store to help them shop.
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Like Tesco, supermarket giant Asda has also increased the amount of delivery slots available for its shoppers.
They have also added a number of Express Collection slots to their Click & Collect service, allowing customers to place an online grocery order and collect