Supermarkets working tirelessly to help their community

Our local supermarkets are working tirelessly to help their community and have put in place additional social distancing measures to keep everyone safe.

Marks & Spencer

258 Edgware Road, London W2 1DU
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M&S has been working with NHS teams and its longstanding hospital partners to understand how it can best help meet some of the needs of the frontline NHS teams.

M&S has introduced steps to help make it easier for our NHS heroes to access the products and services they need quickly and easily. It follows the introduction of special shopping hours for NHS, emergency service and health and social care workers every Tuesday and Friday during the first hour of trade at 7am and dedicated M&S Bank telephone banking hours from 6pm to 7pm every day. M&S also opens at 7am on Mondays and Thursdays for over 70s and vulnerable customers.

M&S has also increased the size and product range of daily deliveries to its 46 hospital stores across the UK to help NHS workers access essential family products, including more meat, fish, produce and personal care items.

From next week, M&S Food will start a new, twice-weekly free food delivery service for the NHS workers at M&S’s longstanding hospital partners at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington and Great Ormond Street Hospital. Deliveries will include nearly 5,000 prepared meals, sandwiches and treats every week for the next two months.

As well as supporting the NHS with food and clothes, M&S is donating to the NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Urgent Appeal, which is helping to fund essential support for NHS staff and volunteers caring for patients across the UK.

Customers can help do their bit by selecting NHS Charities Together – partners of the Clap for Carers initiative – as their preferred Sparks charity, enabling M&S to continue donating every time customers shop in its Food stores and online.

M&S Edgware Road

Waitrose Edgware Road

168-176 Edgware Road, London W2 2DS
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The first hour of trade at Waitrose has been set aside for vulnerable customers. A maximum of 58 people are allowed in the store at any time.

Waitrose is also launching an e-gift card to help volunteers buy food. Customers unable to get to the shops can buy the e-gift card online, they can then email it directly to friends and volunteers to use on their behalf in Waitrose stores.

The card provides elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating households a contact-free way to pay for their shopping without having to share bank details. Customers can check the balance of their e-gift card online to keep track of grocery spending.

It follows the government’s recruitment drive for NHS volunteers to help those in self-isolation with essential tasks such as grocery shopping.

Tesco Marble Arch

90-100 Edgware Rd, London W2 2EA
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Tesco have put in place an NHS Workers Priority Time on Sundays from 10:00-11:00am.

There are social distancing measure in place when queueing. A maximum of 30 people are allowed in the store at any time.

Stock levels are generally good and they are limiting key items such as toilet paper to 3 per person.

Local shops delivering food & wine

Some of the local shops in and around Marble Arch are doing what they can to provide you with delivery services.

Customers can shop online at Connaught Wine Cellars and have their wine contactlessly delivered to their door.

Vinoteca delivers wines locally and nationwide, and their Wine Club members will receive their monthly cases as usual.

Gail’s now offers home delivery and sells daily essentials (eggs, milk, flour, veg boxes) as well as bread and pastries.