Morrisons teams up with Deliveroo to deliver lockdown essentials in 30 minutes

Big four supermarket Morrisons and delivery giant Deliveroo have announced a partnership that will enable enable customers to order from 70 essential household items for on-demand delivery.

The new service being rolled out today will allow customers to order from a range of essentials, which will be delivered to their door, on-demand, by a Deliveroo rider in as little as under 30 minutes.

The move will be for the duration of the coronavirus crisis. All deliveries will be contact-free to ensure safety, with Deliveroo riders leaving the deliveries at customers’ doors to collect, minimising person-to-person contact.

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David Potts, chief executive of Morrisons, said: “Our partnership with Deliveroo will help us to continue to play our full part in feeding the nation.

Deliveroo and Morrisons have teamed up to deliver essentials during the Covid-19 crisis.

"Customers will be able to order essential products from Morrisons biked by Deliveroo to the door in as little as under 30 minutes.

"It’s a great combination of traditional and modern methods and it will provide more vulnerable people with the opportunity to receive their home delivery.”

The service will be available from more than 130 Morrisons stores across the UK. Customers will be able to order on the Deliveroo app or website, as normal, from a selection of around 70 items, including meat and Quorn, fruit and household essentials.

Items will be priced the same as Morrisons stores and there will be a flat £4.99 delivery fee, unless customers have the Deliveroo Plus service.

Ajay Lakhwani, vice president of new business at Deliveroo, said: “With families and vulnerable people in isolation, it is more important than ever that we make sure they have access to the essential household items they need.

"During this worrying period we want to play our role in making sure people have access to a range of items, in particular the vulnerable who cannot leave their homes.”