New service launched which allows people stuck at home to book a 'priority' shopping delivery slot

Major stores have signed up to be part of the new initiative

Grocery shopping slows down in Ireland after Covid-19 rush

People who have been told to 'cocoon' at home due to the coronavirus pandemic are now being given the chance to register for a priority online delivery slot from one of the big supermarkets.

Many people have been told to stay in their homes for up to 12 weeks because of the current crisis.

However, for many of them it is proving difficult to access a grocery delivery slot.

Now, a new service has been launched in a bid to address this problem.

A new Northern Ireland service was launched today to allow people to register for access to a priority online supermarket delivery slot from Asda, Iceland, Sainsbury's or Tesco.

You can register if you: live in Northern Ireland; you or someone you provide care for have been advised by your/their doctor (GP) to avoid all face to face contact for 12 weeks; and do not have access to alternative help and support for shopping from family or friends, or other local networks.

These stores will make every effort to offer you an online delivery slot, but it is dependent on demand and cannot be guaranteed.

To find out more about the new service, click here -

If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Derry Now editorial team on 028 7129 6600 for Derry City stories Or 028 7774 3970 for County Derry stories. Or you can email or at any time.

Read more from Derry Now.

More News

Buy the e-paper of the Derry News and the County Derry Post here for instant access to Derry's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Derry with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.