I am self isolating and need help with my shopping

Friday 04-09-2020 - 11:31
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Thank you for self-isolating and doing your part to keep us all safe!





We know self-isolating can be a bit difficult, so our Shopping Dropping volunteers are committed to help you go through quarantine as smoothly as possible, by helping you stock up.

This is how it works:

** You sign up using this link.

** Based on your information, we will match you with a volunteer that can collect your shopping for you.

** You order your groceries and essentials online using the Click and Collect service.

** You get in touch with your assigned volunteer and decide on a day/time they can collect and bring your shopping. Please note that in order to do this, the volunteer might need your booking/order confirmation.

** The volunteer will leave your groceries on your doorstep, step back and wait for you to take it in.

** That’s it!


* What is Click and Collect?

Click and Collect is a service that allows you to make a purchase online and choose to collect or have somebody else collect that purchase at a pre-chosen location.


* What shops offer Click and Collect? Here is a list of the main shops that provide Click and Collect Services.


* How much should I order?

We advise students to restrict to essential items if possible. Many of our volunteers don’t have a car, so when shopping, please consider the weight volunteer might need to carry. What you can do, is split your shopping for the two weeks. For more info, check out the next question – ‘Can I shop more than once?’


* Can I shop more than once?

Yes, you can shop up to three times over the period of quarantine. This is to protect out volunteers from carrying too much weight and also to give you the chance to get whatever you might need and have forgotten about the first time around.


* Is this dangerous?

The World Health Organisation advises that the likelihood of an infected person contaminating commercial goods is low, and that the risk of catching the virus that causes COVID-19 from a package that has been moved, travelled and exposed to different conditions and temperature is also very low. However, you can take some sensible precautions to keep yourself safe:

-wipe down and disinfect food packaging

-clean any reusable bags or containers between uses

-wash your hands once the delivery has been completed

-finally, please remember: do not ask the volunteer to enter your premise, they are advised not to. This is for both yours and their protection.


* I still have questions. Who can I contact?

If you have any questions and would like to know more about this, please contact Bianca, our Activities and Opportunities Coordinator at or at +447549164623.

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