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SHOPPING PROBLEMS - Page 10 - Carers UK Forum

SHOPPING PROBLEMS

Guidance on coronavirus and a place to share concerns and support
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They have special times set aside for the elderly and vulnerable, shouldn't the people that are looking after the aforementioned be allowed to fill the slots that people who have know choice but to self isolate cannot take advantage of, my wife had no choice but to self isolate due to health issues, as her main carer we cannot afford for me to become ill to a point of being unable to care for her.
Row as many supermarket deliveries are not reaching over 70s and key workers including bus drivers and food delivery drivers are being turned away from stores

'Big four' supermarkets have allocated early morning slots in store for NHS staff.

They are also working with government database to prioritse elderly for delivery.

But those 'shielding' for 12 weeks and key workers say they can't access services.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -away.html

A most relevant snippet :

Thousands of elderly and vulnerable people across Britain claim they cannot get access to online delivery slots amid the coronavirus crisis.

Shoppers have slammed Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and Asda after they failed to provide enough availability for their elderly relatives who are 'shielding' indoors for three months because they are at greater risk of dying from the virus.

Many with parents over 70 say they have been unable to register them for Government-approved priority slots and they fear they may soon run out food.

Meanwhile 'key workers' from carers ( Us I presume ... or not ? ) , binmen and teachers, say they are being turned away from supermarkets during their special opening hours because they don't work for the NHS.


As already highlighted in the QUESTION & ANSWER thread , one for Carers UK to sort out ... like yesterday ???
Bill_2001 wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:52 pm
As already highlighted in the QUESTION & ANSWER thread , one for Carers UK to sort out ... like yesterday ???
As a result of several Forum posts and emails to our helpline we are aware that some carers have been unable to secure priority shopping slots at a range of supermarkets. Unfortunately this isn't something that Carers UK can resolve but we have provided some guidance for carers on 'Managing food and medication' on our further support web page:
https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advic ... er-support
Coronavirus: How do I get a food parcel ?

How does food parcel delivery work ?

A total of one-and-a-half million people in England have been identified as being extremely medically vulnerable.

The government has contacted 900,000 of those and plans to distribute free food parcels every week to more than 50,000 who have no family or friends to help them.

The first 4,000 were delivered at the weekend.

The identical parcels contain essential non-perishable supplies like pasta, cereal, fruit, tea bags, potatoes and tinned goods as well as toilet paper.

A food distribution company will deliver the packs to people's doorsteps, although in some cases local authorities, charities or emergency services may help out.

The government is working in partnership with the food industry, local government, and voluntary groups and could potentially deliver hundreds of thousands every week.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51737030

Note the figures and think a little on them ... ?
Parents claim supermarkets including Sainsbury's and Aldi are stopping them from shopping with their children as part of crackdown on social distancing rules.

Parents criticised supermarkets for allegedly stopping children from entering.

Grandmother said her single mother daughter was turned away from an Aldi.

Others claim Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury's have stopped families from shopping.

All four supermarkets told MailOnline that children are permitted to enter stores.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ldren.html

How many lone carers have no option other than to take their caree with them when they go out ?
Good evening everyone

Just looking through this topic I care for my wife who has multiple illnesses 1 of them being COPD i have also illnesses such as asthma bronchitis and type 2 diabetes we managed to get an order online with asda last week coming next week so about a 2 week wait we are fortunate to hopefully have enough to last till then surly the elderly need someone to try order for them but how with social distance well by phone would prob be the best bet i hope u all manage to get through this with good health and thank u for this forum will give some of us some what peace of mind
Bill_2001 wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:20 pm
Parents claim supermarkets including Sainsbury's and Aldi are stopping them from shopping with their children as part of crackdown on social distancing rules.

Parents criticised supermarkets for allegedly stopping children from entering.

Grandmother said her single mother daughter was turned away from an Aldi.

Others claim Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury's have stopped families from shopping.

All four supermarkets told MailOnline that children are permitted to enter stores.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ldren.html

How many lone carers have no option other than to take their caree with them when they go out ?
I had a message from both Tesco and Asda just today as I asked this question as my daughter is our only means of getting us our bits and Bob's but she has a 5 year old son they told me not a problem she and he will still be allowed in
Now BLIND people say they have been turned away from UK supermarkets 'because they would be unable to stay two metres from other customers' under social distancing rules

Man with visual impairment alleged he was stopped from entering supermarket.

Claimed store refused entry because he couldn't 'guarantee' two-metre distance.

Others have alleged they were not allowed helpers in some supermarket chains.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... rkets.html
I had a message from both Tesco and Asda just today as I asked this question as my daughter is our only means of getting us our bits and Bob's but she has a 5 year old son they told me not a problem she and he will still be allowed in

The dreaded post code lottery again ?

Some branches do , some don't ?
I made a list this morning of stuff that I'm running short of and stuff that I can only buy in Waitrose and then took a trip to Waitrose in Christchurch. When I arrived, there were about 15 people queueing outside, I decided to wait and see how quickly the queue moved, I rolled a ciggy and by the time I'd done that there were 30 people queueing,

I went back home via Sainsburys and that was even worse. No shopping done today. It reminds me of news items from Russia during the cold war, send Babushka out for two days to queue for a cabbage.
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