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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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National support

Latest government guidance

The government have announced that they will cease delivering food parcels after 31st July 2020.  This is because anyone who was previously advised to shield are now able to go outside as long as they continue to observe social distancing and follow government advice.

So from 1st August anyone, who had previously shielded are able to:

  • go to work, if they cannot work from home, as long as the business is COVID-safe,
  • allow children who are clinically extremely vulnerable to return to their education settings if they are eligible and in line with their peers and
  • go outside to buy food, to places of worship and for exercise but following strict social distancing.

The service is not open for new registrations because people aren’t being advised to shield in most of England from 1 August 2020.

If you’ve already registered and got priority access to supermarket deliveries, you’ll keep it.