Morrisons has introduced new opening times as the coronavirus crisis in the UK continues. Supermarkets across the country have struggled to control shoppers stockpiling necessary items such as toilet roll, pasta and vegetables and are now attempting to give everyone an opportunity to get what they need while adhering to social distancing measures.
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Morrison has not announced opening times where elderly can come and shop undisrupted.
However, since Monday, March 23, the stores have been running a so-called “NHS hour”.
The supermarket tweeted at the time: “From Monday, we’re introducing an NHS hour in all Morrisons stores from 7am to 8am, Monday to Saturday for NHS workers to shop with us.”
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On the Morrisons website, the supermarket further said: “All colleagues with an NHS badge will be able to get into the store to stock up on the products they need.”
Morrisons have introduced an NHS hour from 7am to 8am Monday to Saturday.
All workers with an NHS badge will be able to get into the store to stock up on the products they need.
All cafes are also changing to a takeaway service for all customers.
Morrisons have also changed their Sunday opening hours.
On Sundays the supermarket will open at 9am for NHS workers to shop.
The store will open at 9.30am for all other customers to shop normally.
That means the Sunday browsing hour is suspended, as you can shop normally from 9.30am each Sunday.
In Scotland Morrisons will open at 7am for you to shop.
You can check the opening times for your local Morrisons HERE.
In addition, Morrisons will ration every online product to three per customer.
Customers will be restricted on purchases of cleaning products, with bleach capped at six per person and two for hand sanitisers.
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Although Morrisons have not introduce shopping times for elderly, there is help to get if you are vulnerable.
A raft of new measures, including a helpline for the most in need of support, have been set out by the Government for those considered to be extremely vulnerable.
This week, the Government urges up to 1.5 million people in England who face the highest risk of being hospitalised by the virus to shield themselves and stay at home.
People with specific underlying health conditions, including some being treated for cancer, will be contacted by the NHS this week.
These people will have the option of getting groceries and medicines to be delivered.
Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said: “Public safety and making sure that those most at risk from the virus continue to get the support they need throughout this period is the Government’s top priority.
“People should stay at home, protect our NHS and save lives.
“This will be an especially worrying time for those with serious underlying health conditions and that is why we are urgently acting to ensure extremely vulnerable individuals are taking extra steps to shield themselves, and that the essential items they need are supplied to them.
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“We will ensure that vulnerable and older people in our society are left in no doubt of their importance to us and our determination to protect them as best we can.
“More people will be required to be by themselves at home.
“While they are on their own, let’s guarantee that they are never alone.”
Morrisons chief executive David Potts said the firm was donating £10 million worth of produce to help restock the nation’s food banks.
Speaking on BBC Breakfast, Mr Potts said: ‘For many people who use the food banks that’s their only store – so it is a very important part of society and we will play our part so that nobody is left behind.’
He added that food donation areas would also be set up in store and will be ‘very visible’.
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