Sunday, April 26, latest;
George Eustice, the Environment Secretary, hosted today’s coronavirus briefing alongside Professor Stephen Powis, and spoke about the UK’s food supply chain.
It was revealed that people have stopped panic buying in supermarkets, with food availability now “back to normal levels”.
Mr Eustice also said that half a million food parcels have been delivered to the most vulnerable Brits, while major supermarkets have agreed to prioritise delivery slots for those in this shielded group.
“So far, over 300,000 such deliveries have been made, enabling people to shop normally and choose the goods they want to buy,” said Eustice.
Prof Powis said that while the use of public transport had fallen consistently since the start of the pandemic, there has recently been a slight increase in the use of motor vehicles. The NHS England Medical Director said: “We need to ensure that this does not mean that we are not continuing to comply with the Government instructions on social distancing.”