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richardfrost

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Re: Shopping for over 70s
« Reply #90 on: March 26, 2020, 04:07:20 PM »
Thanks. I take it you only qualify if you are "shielded"
Thankfully I don't fall into that category.
I would assume that most supermarkets will be working on their websites.
I was quite impressed with the way that the Iceland one asked the question about age and vulnerability right at the start of the registration process instead of bombarding you with details of points schemes etc.

I think if you are over 70 you are supposed to be self isolating and so Sanisbury's should treat you as vulnerable and give you an invite. But that is just me guessing now.

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Re: Shopping for over 70s
« Reply #91 on: March 26, 2020, 04:27:21 PM »
Gov.uk site is only for the English. We Scots just have to go out and shop, irrespective of how vulnerable we are.

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Re: Shopping for over 70s
« Reply #92 on: March 26, 2020, 04:47:53 PM »
Gov.uk site is only for the English. We Scots just have to go out and shop, irrespective of how vulnerable we are.
It's a lot safer both for yourself and for others to use a delivery service. Granted it's not easy to get a slot.

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Re: Shopping for over 70s
« Reply #93 on: March 26, 2020, 04:55:26 PM »
It's a lot safer both for yourself and for others to use a delivery service. Granted it's not easy to get a slot.
Sainburys don't even let you check for a slot and Morrisons Boxes don't offer slots so you cannot place an order.
Asda won't let you visit their site. You join a queue just to be disappointed.

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Re: Shopping for over 70s
« Reply #94 on: March 26, 2020, 05:34:41 PM »
I've got a delivery from Iceland tonight and a click and collect from Tesco first week in April.

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Re: Shopping for over 70s
« Reply #95 on: March 26, 2020, 08:34:16 PM »
Tesco has no delivery slots or Click and Collect near me.

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Re: Shopping for over 70s
« Reply #96 on: March 26, 2020, 10:21:07 PM »
It seems as if all supermarkets and on-line retailers like Ocado have a block on anything after the 15th of April (give or take). I know they are co-operating on supply issues so is there co-ordination going on over this?

I reckon we'll be OK until a week after the 15th because that's when our last Waitrose delivery is booked for. I am minded to assume that I'll never get another delivery until all this is over and will have to resume going to the shops in person. I suspect only regular on-line customers, regardless of age, will get on-line deliveries from here on in - the over 70s will get no special treatment.

I can probably live with this providing the new social distancing measures are in place as they now seem to be.

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Re: Shopping for over 70s
« Reply #97 on: March 26, 2020, 10:56:47 PM »
Tesco has no delivery slots or Click and Collect near me.
Keep trying. They must open the slots sometime.

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Re: Shopping for over 70s
« Reply #98 on: March 27, 2020, 07:43:52 AM »
the over 70s will get no special treatment.
Gov.uk allows vulnerable people to sign up and this is shared with the supermarkets to prioritise deliveries, but only if you live in England.

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Re: Shopping for over 70s
« Reply #99 on: March 27, 2020, 09:37:28 AM »
Not quite correct Jocko, the website refers to Extremely Vulnerable People.
The fact that I'm 83 and have had bowel cancer doesn't mean anything, I don't qualify!

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Re: Shopping for over 70s
« Reply #100 on: March 27, 2020, 09:44:13 AM »
My wife falls into the Extremely Vulnerable class but we cannot register. Nothing to stop you from registering. Whether it does you any good or not, who knows.

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Re: Shopping for over 70s
« Reply #101 on: March 27, 2020, 10:11:42 AM »
I've got a delivery from Iceland tonight and a click and collect from Tesco first week in April.

Mother-in-Law got her email today recognising her as vulnerable and offering priority for slots. We suspect this may be because we randomly got her a delivery slot for today and put those words in the delivery instructions. So I think someone at Sainsbury's picking her items has seen that and added her to the list.

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Re: Shopping for over 70s
« Reply #102 on: March 27, 2020, 10:33:13 AM »
Tesco has no delivery slots or Click and Collect near me.
Keep trying. They must open the slots sometime.

I think they are dribbling slots out on a regular basis.

I managed to get an Asda Click & Collect slot for a week on Wednesday yesterday. Nothing was available, then two days worth of slots appeared when I checked in the afternoon, I grabbed an early one, and they were all "Sold Out" minutes after.

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Re: Shopping for over 70s
« Reply #103 on: March 27, 2020, 10:46:47 AM »
I even tried my mother-in-law's Asda account. They have her registered as a "95-year-old frail lady", but still no slots available. I read the BBC's report on Supermarkets prioritising people on the government's "vulnerable list" so I emailed the BBC to point out it only applies in England, and we Scots just have to get out and shop.

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Re: Shopping for over 70s
« Reply #104 on: March 27, 2020, 11:02:14 AM »
Not quite correct Jocko, the website refers to Extremely Vulnerable People.
The fact that I'm 83 and have had bowel cancer doesn't mean anything, I don't qualify!

That seems extremely harsh. Hope you are keeping well.

I think I know where I stand now at 71 with prostate cancer but treated with hormones rather than chemo so immune system not compromised.

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