While self-isolating you won’t be able to go to the shops, so we recommend stocking up on essential food and key supplies, just in case. Please don’t feel like you need to panic buy anything, but it’s good to be prepared.
You will be able to order food online during a period of self-isolation, but these time slots can fill up fast. Shopping Slot is a helpful website that can help you find a delivery slot from a range of supermarkets.
We recommend registering for an online account now so you can easily place an order online should you need to. If you haven’t shopped online for food before, think of it as a virtual shopping basket:
- search for products using the search bar/product categories
- add your favourite products to your basket
- select your delivery slot
- checkout and pay for your order
- your delivery will arrive at your chosen time.
You will need to report that you are self-isolating when you place your order, so the delivery driver can make sure the delivery is contact free. The online process may vary slightly by supermarket, if you are having any difficulties with placing an order contact our Hospitality team.
In addition to the large supermarkets there are a number of local independent businesses who provide delivery services for takeaway food and groceries.
Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Just Eat can also deliver hot food from local restaurants, these may also do some basic shopping for you too.
If you are unable to order food online, we also have essential food boxes which are available to purchase from the Hospitality team for £35 per week. You can find a list of food box contents on the Halls website.
The Halls team can offer help and support if you need to self-isolate in halls, such as providing care packs with hand washing powder for your smaller laundry items. Additionally, they have bedding and towels that you can borrow until you can wash your own. Contact the Halls team when your self-isolation begins to discuss your support options.