Some people will receive a letter from the NHS to say they should take extra steps to protect (or ‘shield’) themselves because of an underlying health condition. This is for people who are at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus.
If you live in England and you’re extremely vulnerable, you can register to get access to priority home delivery by visiting GOV.UK and searching “Coronavirus extremely vulnerable shopping”. Or by clicking HERE
You’ll be asked for your NHS number but you can still register if you do not have it. You can find it on any letter the NHS has sent you or on a prescription. If you need help to do this contact the Timberscombe Good Neighbours on 07391870332.
If you think you or someone you care is likely to fall into this category please wait for a letter. Although the national guidance says that most people should receive their letters by Sunday 29 March 2020 please note that it is more than likely that it will take a few days longer for letters to arrive at people’s homes.
So please wait until Wednesday 01 April 2020. If you have not received a letter by then or been contacted by your GP, please call us for advice.
Below is the facebook page for the Dunster and Porlock surgeries which I have been asked to circulate.
Every Sunday all Tesco stores will prioritise a browsing hour before checkouts open for NHS workers, giving them dedicated time to shop for their essentials. All our stores (except Express stores) will be prioritising the elderly and most vulnerable for one hour between 9am and 10am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
NHS staff also get a dedicated shopping hour between 9am and 10am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Food for all
To help our customers get the things they need at this time, we are introducing a purchase limit of three items on all our products. Our stock levels are good, and we have daily deliveries to replenish our stores. We have also removed multi-buy promotions such as buy 2 and get 3rd free. We continue to encourage customers to buy only what they need, to help ensure there is enough for everyone.
Some Tesco branches are displaying signs saying that some essential items are limited to one per customer.
Shopping safely in store
Following guidance from the Government to maintain social distancing of 2-metres, we’re introducing some signs in stores to help customers navigate our stores more quickly, while following the latest safety advice.