P-05-959 Give Welsh Vulnerable Access to Priority Supermarket Shopping Slots During COVID19



P-05-959 Give Welsh Vulnerable Access to Priority Supermarket Shopping Slots During COVID19

This petition was submitted by Lindsey Jones having collected a total of 73 signatures.


Text of Petition                      

As a mother of a vulnerable child I would like to get access to a priority shopping delivery slot with supermarkets while having to shield her during the COVID19 crisis.


I appreciate the local Governments are delivering free food parcels and there are many people working extremely hard to provide these. However good this gesture, it is not enough to replace a home shopping delivery. Furthermore, I have been in contact with many vulnerable people who feel the same.


Firstly, the free food box is for the vulnerable person only, and rightly so, but as a family we also need to eat, buy cleaning and sanitary products. As a result, I still need shopping and after 21 days of shielding I have not been able to get a shopping home delivery. This is making it very difficult for us to self-isolate as a family as advise by our Respiratory Nurse.


I feel it is very unfair for people in England to register for this on the GOV.uk website and this is automatically passed on to supermarkets, whereas people in Wales cannot. Welsh people claim benefits, tax our cars, complete self-assessments and much more on this website so why can’t we have access to the website for priority access to shopping.


Please give the Welsh vulnerable priority access to shopping slots with the supermarkets on the GOV.uk website or set up a similar system/website for Wales.

Diolch yn fawr!




This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 12/05/2020.

The Committee considered the petition for the first time and agreed to close the petition at the request of the petitioner, and because a system to ensure that individuals who are shielding can given priority delivery slots by supermarkets in Wales has been established since the petition was submitted.

Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 12/05/2020  



Assembly Constituency and Region

  • Torfaen
  • South Wales East


Further information


Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 30/04/2020