North Orange Woolworths became a Priority Delivery Hub for customers in isolation on Wednesday, however to maximise the number of deliveries, people cannot select their items.
Woolworths announced that it would reduce store opening hours from 9am to 6pm so it could increase its online delivery capacity to meet the needs of the growing number of customers in self-isolation because of COVID-19.
The deliveries include initiatives such as the Woolworths Basics Box, and the priority assistance customers will include the elderly, people with disability, those with compromised immunity and people in mandatory isolation.
The Basics Box includes items that will help provide meals, snacks and a few essential items such as flour and hygiene products for priority assistance customers.
Due to the changes, community hour will not be available at the North Orange Woolworths, however it will continue at the Woolworths store in Anson Street, which is operating at its regular hours.
Woolworths Supermarkets managing director Claire Peters said to support getting basic food and essentials to those that need it most, teams have been doing everything they can to scale up online and home deliveries to the elderly, people with disabilities or those in mandatory self-isolation.
"Following an extraordinary level of demand for groceries in recent weeks, reducing trading hours in some of our stores to turn them into Priority Delivery Hubs will help us assist more people who can't access a store to get products they need," she said.
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