This is from Carers in Hertfordshire. Well worth checking with shops if the same applies in your area.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic and panic buying, many supermarkets have set aside times, usually at the start of the day, for vulnerable people such as the elderly and NHS workers to buy groceries and essential supplies.
We’re pleased to share that many of the Marks & Spencer and Waitrose stores in Hertfordshire have said they are happy to include unpaid carers during these times, as they understand people are looking after someone who is ill, disabled or elderly, and depend on them. We have not been able to confirm that carers are included by other chains, but will provide further updates if we are able to do so.
If you do go to the supermarket during these times you may be asked to show them your Carers in Hertfordshire Carers’ Passport ID card.
Please check with your local store or the various supermarket websites or social media accounts about their arrangements for priority shopping periods.
If you have any questions about the Carers’ Passport or wish to discuss your caring role and how we can support you call us on 01992 58 69 69 or email > firstname.lastname@example.org