Supermarkets have imposed social distancing rules in their supermarkets due to the coronavirus. Shops have imposed two metre rules and are only allowing a certain number of children in shops at a time.
“Absolutely disgusted by the security staff and service at Charcot road nw9 store. I was refused entry with my son and security told me to leave my 7yr old outside ALONE! I am a single parent!”
Another said: “If it’s only 1 adult and no children in @asda and @sainsburys then how does my daughter as a single mother shop?”
One ASDA customer wrote: “Was at Asda with my 7y/o this week & was told by security guards that I would be “allowed in this time but next time I’d need to work something else out”! Unfortunately many of us do not have the privilege of leaving our children safe at home.”
“Asda are allowing 1 person only from each household.. I just got turned away with my son. Luckily I could leave him outside if I wanted as he’s old enough. Kinda concerned for the single parents with younger children and no family/support though,” another said.
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An Aldi shopper wrote: “A friend visited @AldiUK this morning & has been told that she has to leave her 4 kids at the front of the store whilst she does her essential food shop. She’s a single mom & has no choice but to take her kids shopping.”
Asda responded on Twitter to claim this was not a policy.
It wrote: “You may have seen posts being shared on social media suggesting that families with children won’t be allowed into our stores. This isn’t the case.”
The government recently provided a lifeline for vulnerable food delivery after many struggled to get their hands on groceries.
A vulnerable man has shared the lifeline that enabled him to finally arrange a delivery.
The government has provided support via a link, and one vulnerable man claims he has finally got a delivery slot after filling in the online form.
After filling in a link on the government website, he found slots at all stores.
He told Express.co.uk: “The gov posted this link yesterday I filled it out last night this morning I was able to go on to all stores to put order in.”
Where are the earliest slots available for delivery in the UK?
Asda has sold out on online delivery slots up until April 14. Slots for the following weeks have yet to be released.
The supermarket is urging those who can to come in to store and take up delivery slots others may need more.
Tesco’s next delivery slot is April 14. Like most other retailers is it asking those who are well to come into the store to leave delivery for the elderly, disabled and those more vulnerable to contracting the disease.