‘Big 4’ grocer Morrisons has announced a 10% discount on shopping for all NHS staff for 12 weeks to support them through the coronavirus pandemic.
The discount comes into effect from Thursday this week (16 April) and will last until 12 June, when it will be reviewed. The supermarket said the discount was a gesture to thank the 1.5 million NHS employees facing “unprecedented challenges” during the Covid-19 crisis.
The discount comes as Morrisons introduced its NHS Shopping Hour between 6am- 7am and 9am – 9:30am on Sunday to “make sure NHS staff can get hold of the groceries they need”.
Morrisons also launched its click and collect food boxes service from hospital car parks to give NHS staff “easy access to essential groceries”.
The click and collect site within hospital car parks makes it easy for staff to pick up their groceries after their shift has ended. It said the service will be available in 22 hospitals this week with more to come.
David Potts, Morrisons chief executive said: “This discount is our thank you to all those working in the National Health Service at this very difficult time. We are giving them our full support and gratitude as they continue to care for and support the nation during the Covid-19 pandemic.”