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Getting back to managing your own shopping

By Carol Harris Battle Town Council

Tuesday, 28 July 2020


Battle Town Council Contributor


From the beginning of August, Battle Town Council will be putting in place changes to covid-19 voluntary services, which will mean our wonderful volunteers will only be able to help those who are considered ‘extremely clinically vulnerable’.

However, there are still a number of services in place for those who need assistance in the transition back to managing their own shopping once again. Throughout the pandemic many local shops and services have increased capacity and changed their working pattern to accommodate those who may require additional assistance in these unprecedented times.

For those who have been shielding and already registered for priority access to supermarket deliveries, these will still be in place after the 1st August. Most local supermarkets have assigned designated time slots for vulnerable shoppers, offer food boxes and even online vouchers to shop the behalf of others. If arranging shopping is a struggle even with help, then ‘meals in the community’ services could be beneficial, please contact hscc@eastsussex.gov.uk or phone 0345 60 80 191 for more information.

Co-op are increasing capacity as much as they can and limiting the number of items that can be delivered to 30 items. Around 400 stores have teamed up with Deliveroo to deliver essentials to those in isolation with no delivery fee and you can also order online. A volunteer shopping card can be ordered by phone by people in the shielded group (0800 029 4592). Co-op can also connect you to local volunteers through its Community Shopping Scheme.

Jempsons home deliveries are available in areas around their stores, there is a £30 minimum spend and £5 delivery charge. Full details are available on the website. For any customers unable to use the internet they will take telephone orders. Ring Head Office for further details on 01797 230 214.

For more information please see the East Sussex County Council site.

Contact Information

Carol Harris

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The Almonry, High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0EA