Iceland home deliveries – what time are slots released today? – The Sun

CORONAVIRUS is sweeping across the UK and supermarkets are doing their best to provide home deliveries, particularly to the most vulnerable shoppers.

But how do I get my shopping delivered from Iceland?

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Do Iceland do home delivery?

Iceland are continuing to do home deliveries, with a minimum net spend of £35 required.

However, orders are limited to the over-65s and vulnerable shoppers.

Deliveries with Iceland are currently sold out to April 8.

What time are Iceland delivery slots released?

Iceland's delivery slots are updated daily but it is not known whether there is a specific time when they release more.

These slots with are available on the Iceland website up to six days in the future.

Iceland have stated: "We are working hard to add more availability and delivery slots and are reviewing this regularly, as to not disappoint our customers."

Home deliveries with Iceland can only be booked online and not over the phone or via email.

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Do Iceland have restrictions on any items ordered online?

Restrictions have been lifted on most items, but they remain in place on antibacterial soaps and wipes.

Iceland commented: "Many of our customers are not in a position to bulk 'panic buy' – they include older people and families whose budgets mean they are simply unable to do it.

"We have seen greater demand in some areas and as such have introduced a temporary cap on sales of several products online including some anti-bacterial soaps and wipes.

"We’re working hard with our suppliers to help meet demand. Please note there may be similar restrictions on some items in store."

 

What have Iceland said about their response to coronavirus?

Iceland boss Richard Walker used his March 27 blog post to condemn panic buying and focus on the cooperation currently occurring between supermarket chains.

He wrote: "Retailers who are normally the deadliest of competitors have started talking freely to each other, sharing information and ideas, and standing shoulder to shoulder in a combined effort to feed the nation.

"The Government has effectively nationalised the workforce and relaxed some of the normal industry competition rules. DEFRA and the British Retail Consortium are promoting industry co-ordination and co-operation as never seen before.

"The Coronavirus emergency really has brought out the worst, and the best, in people.

"One of the most critical issues all food retailers have had to address is panic buying.

"Of course, I can understand why people are fearful given the endless images we are confronted with, online and in the mainstream media, of desolate supermarket shelves and terror-stricken shoppers.

"But stockpiling is inherently socially divisive: it is only an option for those who can afford it, and stripping the supermarket shelves denies poorer and more vulnerable people of the chance to buy the things they need.

"'Shop responsibly' has been my key message over the last fortnight, which I think has been heeded by many but obviously not by all.

"Panic buying and stockpiling are also unnecessary because production has not dried up: although some factories are beginning to see the effects of staff going into self-isolation, ample quantities of food and toilet roll are still coming through.

"The current shortages will largely be resolved once people simply revert to their normal habits and shop for what they actually need – which I’m pleased to report is starting to happen."

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Grandfather, 87, heads home after two week battle with coronavirus

Heartwarming moment grandfather, 87, leaves hospital in arm of NHS medic as he heads home to his wife after two week battle with coronavirus

  • Grandfather Ewart Lockton, 87, had battled against coronavirus for two weeks
  • He has now recovered and was snapped leaving North Manchester Hospital 
  • His delighted granddaughter shared the photo which shows him with a medic
  • Mr Lockton will now complete his recovery at his home with his wife Phyllis 
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A touching photo shows the moment a grandfather, 87, was escorted out of a hospital arm-in-arm with an NHS medic after recovering from coronavirus.

Ewart Lockton, from Manchester, had been battling the killer virus and pneumonia at North Manchester Hospital for two weeks.

But he managed to beat the infection and, wearing a face mask, was able to leave the hospital while being supported by a smiling member of staff. 

Mr Lockton is now completing his recovery at home with his wife Phyllis. 

Ewart Lockton, from Manchester, had been battling coronavirus and pneumonia at North Manchester Hospital for two weeks but has now gone back home

His delighted granddaughter shared a photo of Mr Lockton with a nurse as he left hospital to go home

His delighted granddaughter Sophie Edwards shared the news on her Facebook page, along with a photo of Mr Lockton. 

She said: ‘We all need to hear some positive stories. This is my 87-year-old grandpa saying goodbye to staff at North Manchester Hospital where he’s been for two weeks with covid positive pneumonia.’

She continued: ‘He’s now finishing his recovery where he belongs, at home with my grandma!

‘Thank you to everyone for all their kindness and support through a difficult time and most of all…..thanks to the NHS.’

Thousands reacted to her post, praising the NHS staff for their hard work and giving their best wishes to Mr Lockton. 

The 87-year-old’s friend Colin Davies also shared a picture of the recovered grandfather on Facebook. 

Mr Lockton will complete his recovery at home with his wife Phyllis after spending two weeks at the hospital in Manchester

He said: ‘Was delighted to get a phone call from my good friend, 87 year old Ewart Lockton last night. 

He has been discharged from North Manchester Hospital where he has been for 2 weeks with Covid Positive Pneumonia. 

‘He is now completing his recovery at home with his wife Phyllis. 

‘Great to have some good news at this worrying time.’

It comes as Britain’s growing coronavirus death toll today jumped to 477 after Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland all confirmed a dozen more fatalities.

England has yet to declare its daily COVID-19 figures but scores more deaths are expected to be announced.

Meanwhile, a grief-stricken son today described the ‘pure torture’ of watching his 83-year-old mother ‘suffocate to death’ because of coronavirus and revealed that he now he has to self-isolate from his three children. 

Michael Hardy, 47, watched his 83-year-old mother Rachael pass away at Northwich Park Hospital, Harrow, after the killer virus ravaged her lungs and left her gasping for breath. 

Mrs Hardy, a former NHS nurse with chronic asthma, had bravely battled coronavirus since March 10 – but her condition worsened violently last week and she died last Friday.

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