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Eccleston Arms opens up Essential Items Shopping Service

In light of the recent announcement that the UK will be receiving letters from Prime Minister Boris Johnson, plus the demand from local regular customers and the St Helens Community, Eccleston Arms have decided to open up an Essential Items Shopping service.

The service is available to anyone who does not feel comfortable about leaving their home due to the coronavirus outbreak, or who have not been successfully provided with a delivery slot in a reasonable time frame by supermarkets.

A priority service will also be available to NHS heroes, Key Workers, Vulnerable and the Elderly. When placing your order by telephone, staff will ask you if you are one of the priority services and your delivery will be prioritised accordingly.

Eccleston Arms will be supported with amazing volunteer help fromBlackbrook ARLFC, Steve Prescott Foundation Ambassadors and Celebrities (including a video message from Hollywood legend Russell Crowe), and aim for orders to be delivered within one hour of placing order.

All profits from this service will go towards The Steve Prescott Foundation who are providing logistic and Social Media support.

When will the services be open?

The services will be open for orders 7 days a week 24 hours a day.

11.00am-3.00pm Those shopping on behalf of the elderly and vulnerable.

4.00pm-12.00am NHS/Key Workers

No Elderly or Vulnerable to attend – Please stay at home and request delivery service (where available) should you not have assistance available.

Who can shop?

NHS Staff, Care Workers, Nursery Nurses, Social Workers, Emergency Services, Essential Key Workers (This list has been separated into eight categories, including health and social care, key public services – such as those essential to the running of the justice system, religious staff, charities and journalists – and transport.

Those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery are also included, along with “administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response” in local and national government.

-The Elderly and vulnerable – The over 70s and vulnerable should stay inside as per the government directive. Their helpers or support will be allowed to purchase provisions on their behalf to guarantee them healthy nutritional fresh food.

*Please bring along your ID or ID of the person you are shopping on behalf of (i.e. bus pass, blue badge)

Is it safe for the elderly and vulnerable to attend?

To cover government safety guidelines:

  • A collection service – Call ahead with your order and we will have this ready to collect.
  • A delivery service (where possible)
  • Limited number of people allowed in at any one time
  • Bring along your own bags
  • Anyone arriving uses the hand gels provided on entry
  • Shopping baskets and card machines will be sanitised after every use
  • Staff will wear gloves that will be changed regularly

What will be available?

  • Fresh Produce
  • Pasta & Rice
  • Frozen Goods
  • Wine, Beer & Spirits

There will be limits set on the number of each item that can be bought per person.

How can I pay?

Payment can be made via card or Cash, but Contactless payment is the preferred method.

If you have any further questions, please contact us on 01744 881881

For further information visit www.ecclestonarms.co.uk/essential-items-supermarket/

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