With the government strictly advising that everyone must now stay at home to help combat the spread of coronavirus, ordering food online has now become more relevant than ever.
With more people confined to working from home or in self-isolation, it’s understandable that there is a huge demand for online food delivery orders – in fact, Boris Johnson even suggested it in his address to the nation.
However, it's important that you use the services responsibly to allow the services to normalise.
We've taken a look at how the major supermarkets are dealing with the increased demand – while there's not a lot around, here's the current state of play:
Due to extremely high volumes of traffic, the Morrisons online website is currently down. Customers have been advised to check back outside of peak times.
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- Ocado suspends its online grocery delivery service due to high demand
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Asda will still let you register as new online customer, but online delivery slots are not available up until April 14.
- Visit Asda online
Unless you’re already registered as a Sainsbury’s online customer, Sainsbury’s has paused all new online registrations.
If you have an existing account, delivery slots are unavailable, though elderly customers and those deemed as vulnerable will be offered priority delivery slots.
- Visit Sainsbury's online
Waitrose is still accepting new customer registrations – however, all delivery slots are unavailable right now. You can still amend or cancel existing orders, though.
- Visit Waitrose online
If you visit the Ocado website you’ll be placed in a virtual queue, which can take up to two hours (the brand has paused the app due to high demand).
Those who have a delivery booked for March 25 or later can still edit their orders. But if you don’t have a delivery booked already,
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You can still register as a new Tesco online customer. Unfortunately, all delivery slots up until April 13 are unavailable.
- Visit Tesco online
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