Food Supply: Coronavirus

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 29th April 2020.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether people who are classified as extremely vulnerable are able to apply for priority access to supermarkets, without needing to apply for free food packages.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Once they have received their NHS letter, shielded individuals can receive a priority supermarket slot if they register online:   https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable . Alternatively, they can use the phone line available. When signing up, they must request essential food supplies in order for their data to be passed onto supermarkets.

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