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Vulnerable residents urged to sign up for priority supermarket delivery slots

Telford & Wrekin Council is urging everybody on the shielding list to sign up for priority supermarket delivery slots before registrations close on 17 July.

Restrictions have been eased for those who are classed as clinically extremely vulnerable in the last week – with shielding set to be paused entirely on 1 August.

Councillor Paul Watling, Cabinet Member for Cooperative Communities, Engagement and Partnerships, said: “It is pleasing to know we are in a position where those who are shielding can soon begin to start doing things they did before – albeit with social distancing restrictions in place.

“But we know there are many people in the borough who have not signed up for priority delivery slots.

“We are urging those who have not registered to do so before registrations close on Friday.

“You may not think that you need a supermarket delivery slot because a family member, friend or neighbour has been collecting your shopping for you – but it is best to have the option in case they need to isolate in future.”

From 1 August, vulnerable people will no longer need to shield, and the advice will be that they can visit shops and places of worship, but should continue maintaining rigorous social distancing.

Residents in receipt of Government provided food boxes and medicine deliveries, will continue to receive this support until the end of July.

People can access supermarket priority delivery slots if they register online as needing support with food.

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