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Domino’s Pizza and Deliveroo start ‘contact free deliveries’

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To provide customers with “peace of mind” in limiting physical contact following the rapid spread of coronavirus, Domino’s Pizza and Deliveroo are to launch “contact free delivery.”

Domino’s said, from next week drivers will call the customer when they arrive to drop off the delivery, they will stay a distance of 2 meters for the order to be checked.

Domino’s CEO David Wild said in a statement the company hope to safeguard both its customers and drivers from any possible infection.

He added, “For customers who want to feel even safer when ordering, from next week we will launch Contact Free Delivery. This service comes at no additional charge and is in response to some customers wishing to limit physical contact during the current COVID-19 outbreak.

“By introducing Contact Free Delivery, we believe that we will give our customers peace of mind when ordering a Domino’s, while also protecting our delivery drivers.”

The UK has now surpassed 1,100 confirmed cases of coronavirus as the pandemic spreads globally, bringing the total number of cases in the UK to 1,140 on Saturday afternoon, up from 820 this morning.

10 more people have died in the UK, bringing the total confirmed coronavirus deaths to 21 across the UK.

Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England, said the ten who died “were in the at-risk groups.”

The online supermarket Ocado has temporarily taken their app offline due to the high volume of traffic amid panic buying over growing concerns of the coronavirus pandemic.

Ocado currently has the longest waiting time of 10 days with back orders due to high demand.

Thousands of people across the UK have been told to self-isolate and are therefore turning to online shopping to avoid being out in public.

Ocado said in a statement on Friday to their customers, “Due to performance issues driven by continued high demand, we have decided to take our app offline for the time being.

“We are using this time to improve our infrastructure so that we can return to our normal service levels.

“In the meantime, please use your mobile, tablet or computer to go to ocado.com and shop on our website instead.”

Supermarket chain Iceland has seen sales soar as people are stocking up on frozen food as the coronavirus outbreak spreads across the UK.




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