Asda and Marks & Spencer have taken great initiative and have launched special shopping cards to be used by volunteers that are collecting some essentials for those that are self-isolating or are too vulnerable to do it themselves.
It's a great way to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection, and is designed to eliminate fraudulence too. Working so that shopping can be collected on behalf of someone else without the need to exchange cash or bank cards, thus protecting the most vulnerable people.
There will be limits in place with M&S customers being able to credit up to £500 on the card, and Asda just £150.
You can apply for an Asda Volunteer Shopping Card here*.
In addition to this, both supermarkets have been working tirelessly to ensure that their food supplies are flowing as well as possible. This is to make sure that the essentials are available to as many customers as possible.