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.”
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.
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.”