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Shopping, food and essentials


Supermarkets continue to make it safer to shop in-store. It's now a legal requirement on those running a business including shops and supermarkets to take measures to minimise the risk of transmission.

There are also a wide range of other ways to shop, like click and collect, in-store shopping with delivery, ordering by phone, and food boxes, as well as gift cards for others to do your shopping. Supermarkets have also increased the availability of regular online delivery slots, meaning that it's now much easier to book a slot.

There's further information about the range of ways to shop, including online delivery, at

If you need more support with food and essentials

As before, it is important to use family, friends, and neighbours for support. But if you do need extra support getting food, medicine and other essentials, you can call the National Assistance Helpline on 0800 111 4000 (Monday-Friday, office hours).

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