Home News (Image credit: Getty Images) Morrisons has been hit hard by a huge surge in online food delivery orders since the lockdown. The supermarket has implemented a queuing system to gain access to Morrisons online (pro tip: the queue is much shorter before 7am) and the message while you’re in the queue tells you…
Morrisons has been hit hard by a huge surge in online food delivery orders since the lockdown. The supermarket has implemented a queuing system to gain access to Morrisons online (pro tip: the queue is much shorter before 7am) and the message while you’re in the queue tells you immediately whether are any food delivery slots are available or not.
We’ve been checking daily for a month and haven’t seen any Morrisons home delivery slots open up. However, if you can’t leave your home, it is possible to order a £30 Morrisons food box of essential items – you’ll find details of how to do this below.
In some UK areas, it’s also possible to order Morrisons products through Amazon Prime Now (if you don’t have a Prime membership, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial of Prime, and cancel before the trial ends with no strings attached).
- Look for a Morrisons delivery slot now
- Book a £30 essential food box at Morrisons
- Order Morrisons products at Amazon Prime Now
In general, if you need to order food from Morrisons online, the best advice is to check back each day for new grocery delivery slots. And if you can, it’s better to visit a physical store during Morrison’s opening hours.
Morrisons opening hours
Morrisons’ opening hours are 8am-10pm from Monday to Saturday, and 10am-4pm on Sundays. Morrisons has also introduced an NHS hour at all its stores at the beginning of every day, Monday to Saturday, from 7-8am, and at 9am on Sunday. A Morrisons colleague will meet NHS staff at a clearly marked staff entrance to welcome workers with an NHS badge.
On April 3, Morrisons upped the contactless card limit from £30 to £45 in all stores. The company has also lifted buying restrictions on much-needed products so customers can contribute to food banks.
To stay up to date with your local Morrisons’ opening times, you can check Morrisons Store Finder page for more information.
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Morrisons food delivery: keep checking for new slots
Morrisons’ website clearly states whether any delivery slots are available each day, so you’re best checking back regularly. Customers have been advised not to call the supermarket’s contact centre as they can’t provide any slots, in case people were hoping to get one that way.
Gov.uk: Register for coronavirus support if you’re vulnerable
If you’re an elderly or vulnerable customer, make sure you’re registered on the Gov.uk list of clinically extremely vulnerable people. Morrrisons has said that it is using this register to prioritise its home delivery slots – so if you’re eligible, you want to be on it. You can register yourself, or on behalf of someone else.
How to get a Morrisons delivery slot
Though Morrisons has continued to expand its grocery delivery service and improve its online capacity, delivery slots are hard to come by. Checking day-to-day is the best practice to follow, but Morrisons’ website clearly shows whether slots are available, so you won’t have to spend too much time searching at least.
Morrisons has also introduced food boxes, which contain a range of groceries and household essentials. The food boxes are delivered by DPD, and are a great alternative if you don’t mind Morrisons own brand food and want to stock up fast.
Like most retailers, Morrisons offers contactless delivery. Delivery drivers can no longer enter your home or hand over shopping bags on your doorsteps, and customers are advised to mention whether they are self-isolating in the delivery instructions of an online order.
More food delivery services: quick links
- Amazon Fresh – grocery delivery to select cities
- Amazon Pantry – order everyday food essentials with Prime delivery
- Asda – no delivery slots available
- Co-op – some new delivery slots during the day, restricted to 20 item limit
- Iceland – some new delivery slots throughout the day
- Morrisons – no new delivery slots available
- Ocado – some new delivery slots during the day for vulnerable customers
- Sainsbury’s – some slots available, prioritising vulnerable customers
- Tesco – some new delivery slots throughout the day
- Waitrose – prioritising elderly or vulnerable customers
Recipe box and meal delivery
- Allplants – plant-based meal delivery, cooked by chefs
- Feast Box – £20 off your first world food recipe box
- Mindful Chef – healthy recipe boxes with fresh ingredients for you to cook
- SimplyCook – Get a £3 trial recipe box to cook at home
- Domino’s – 50% off pizza when you spend £35 or more
- Pizza Hut – get two medium pizzas and a classic side for £20
- Papa John’s – contact-free pizza delivery
- Deliveroo – takeaway delivery from top restaurants
- Just Eat – takeaway delivery from local restaurants
- Uber Eats – takeaway delivery from your favourite restaurants